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Solar Hot Water Heaters

Solar Hot Water Systems

A solar hot water system is a great way to save money by using the sun to heat your hot water. This works by the water passing through collectors mounted on your roof, heating the water up to 100 Celsius.

Curl Curl Plumbing can service, repair & install a wide range of solar hot water systems from all the leading brands. We service all locations within Northern Beaches, North Shores and Inner Sydney.

For reliable advice on the best solar hot water heater for your budget and needs, call Curl Curl Plumbing today on 1300 566 292.

Whether your solar hot water heater requires repairing or replacing we can help. We can offer advice as to the cost of repairing your current system or having it replaced with a new solar hot water system that will meet your needs and budget.

Things to consider when installing Solar

  • Roof that faces north
  • Government rebates available
  • Hi Line System (this is where the tank is mounted on the roof, with the collectors)
  • Lo Line System (this where the tank is down on the ground)
  • Gas boost (this is the most energy efficient system you can get)
  • Electric boost

Solar Hot Water System – Advantages and Disadvantages


  • Uses the free and clean energy of the sun to heat your water
  • Great for climates that receive a lot of sunshine
  • Government grants are available for installing solar hot water systems


  • Higher up-front cost for equipment & installation
  • Solar panels need to be installed north facing for best results
  • Installation can take a couple of days

Which is the right Solar Hot Water System for You

Our Plumber will consult with you, to ensure that you get the right type of water heater for your needs, so that it doesn’t cost you more than it needs to.

Curl Curl Plumbing are specialists in all types of hot water systems and have access to a huge range of brands including Rheem, Rinnai, Dux, etc.

Our Solar Hot Water System Services

  • Same day repair or install (in the majority of cases)
  • You will know the price before we start work. No hidden costs!
  • All major brands and models
  • Free removal of your old hot water system
  • Repair and maintenance of old solar water heaters
  • On time guarantee. If we are late, we will pay you up to $100
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the way we do the work, we will do it again to your satisfaction

Same Day Service

Because our plumbers are highly experienced and fully qualified, we can have your solar hot water system repaired or a new system installed on the same day (majority of cases), we will even remove your old water heater free of charge.

To find out more contact us for a free inspection or quote 1300 566 292.

Solar Hot Water Heater FAQ’s

Shane Howison - Owner of Curl Curl Plumbing

As a plumbing expert from Sydney, I’ve heard just about every question in the book. Lucky for you, I’ve got some answers! So sit back, grab a cuppa, and let’s tackle some of the most common solar hot water heater FAQ’s out there.

Click the links below to find out more.

Q: How does a solar hot water heater work?

Solar hot water heaters use energy from the sun to heat up water, which is then stored in a tank until you need it. The system typically consists of solar panels, a pump, and a storage tank.

Q: What should I do if my solar hot water heater isn't heating up water?

If your solar hot water heater isn’t heating up water, there could be a number of reasons why. Check to make sure the solar panels aren’t obstructed by shade or debris. If everything seems to be in order, the heating element or thermostat may need to be replaced. Call in a professional plumber to diagnose and fix the problem.

Q: What should I do if my solar hot water heater is leaking?

If your solar hot water heater is leaking, turn off the water supply to the heater and call in a professional plumber to assess and repair the problem. Leaking water heaters can cause serious water damage and should be addressed immediately.

Q: How often should I maintain my solar hot water heater?

It’s recommended to have your solar hot water heater inspected and serviced by a professional plumber at least once a year to ensure it’s running efficiently and effectively.

Q: How long should my solar hot water heater last?

With proper maintenance and care, a solar hot water heater can last up to 20 years. However, if you notice any signs of wear and tear or a decrease in performance, it may be time to consider replacing the system.

Q: Can I install a solar hot water heater myself?

It’s recommended to have a professional plumber install your solar hot water heater to ensure it’s done correctly and safely. Improper installation can lead to leaks, malfunctions, and other hazards.

Q: What are the benefits of a solar hot water heater?

Solar hot water heaters are energy-efficient and can save you money on your energy bills. They also have a lower carbon footprint and can reduce your impact on the environment.

There you have it, folks – some of the most common solar hot water heater FAQ’s answered. Remember, when in doubt, don’t hesitate to call in a licensed plumber. It’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your plumbing system! Have other plumbing questions? Then checkout our dedicated FAQ’s page here: FAQs

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Since 2001, we have been providing our customers with the high level of quality service they deserve.

We are not just focused on getting the job done. We seek to educate our customers on their plumbing systems, including how to save energy, lower utility bills, and enjoy system reliability for years afterwards.

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