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Rheem Solar Hot Water Systems

How Does A Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water Heater Work?

And What Are The Benefits?

These type’s of Solar Hot Water heaters are by far the most popular and well known across Australia. The reason they have become so popular is because of their self-contained, space-saving design. Providing you with maximum space below the roofline, within your home.

There are 2 different types of roof mounted solar how water systems, indirect and direct.

Indirect roof systems are designed for areas which experience frost or snow because with an ‘indirect system’, water does not pass through the collector panels. Instead they use the highly efficient heat transferring properties of a special anti-freeze fluid which is circulated from the collectors though a stainless steel heat exchanger, transferring the heat into the water.

The benefit of a stainless steel is that it acts as a natural barrier to corrosion so they do not require a sacrificial anode, unlike ordinary steel models, therefore they require less maintenance.Direct roof systems are designed for homes in a temperate or tropical location, which is not subject to frost and already has good quality drinking water.

These systems operate on the natural thermosiphon principle, i.e. when water is heated it rises. The direct system passes the water directly through the collectors on your roof and then automatically circulates it back into the storage tank, ready to use in your home.

Rheem roof mounted stainless steel systems keep your water in a hygienic environment ready for your family’s needs.

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Rheem RLX Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water Heater

Stunning colour on the outside, superior Stainless Steel on the inside. The Rheem RLX Series is designed for areas which experience frost or snow and have good water quality. It’s a great option when ground access is limited as the storage tank and solar collectors are mounted together on the roof. As an ‘indirect system’ the water does not pass through the collector panels, instead an anti- freeze fluid is circulated from the collectors through a stainless steel heat exchanger, efficiently transferring heat into the water.

For advice on the system best suited to your needs, request a quote below or give us a call.

Product Features

  • RLX180L or RLX305L tank.
  • Recommended for 2-5 adults, depending on size.
  • Choice of Australis collector or high performance Titan collector.
  • Choice of electric or gas boost for when the sun doesn’t shine.
  • Reduces energy use by up to 85%, when used to replace an electric only hot water system
  • Lightweight and durable stainless steel tank cylinder.
  • Complete frost protection.
  • Manufactured in Australia.
  • Australis Series — 7 year Limited Warranty Australis 10 and Titan Series – 10 year Limited Warranty

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Rheem RL Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water Heater

The Rheem RL solar hot water heater series is ideal for homes in temperate or tropical locations, that are not subject to frost and have good water quality. This system works by directly heating the water as it passes through the collectors it then automatically circulates it back into the storage tank, giving you & your family ample hot water. It’s a great option when ground access is limited as the storage tank and solar collectors are mounted together on the roof.

For advice on the system best suited to your needs, request a quote below or give us a call.

Product Features

  • RL180L or RL300L tank
  • Recommended for 2-5 adults, depending on size.
  • Choice of Australis collector or high performance Titan collector
  • Reduces energy use by up to 85%, when compared to the costs of running an electric hot water system
  • Not recommended for Victoria, Tasmania or areas prone to frost- take a look at the Rheem RLX range
  • Choice of electric or gas boost for when the sun doesn’t shine
  • Manufactured in Australia
  • Australis Series — 7 year Warranty Australis 10 and Titan Series – 10 year Warranty

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Rheem VE 52C Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water Heater

Rheem VE series, the economical alternative if your home is subject to frost or snow, closed circuit systems use a heat exchange fluid to pass the sun’s energy into the storage water. This method provides excellent protection against possible damage by frost or snow conditions because the water is totally contained in the storage tank. Combined with the benefits of anode protection, this system can be used with confidence in a wider range of water quality areas vitreous enamel tank and high-performance solar collectors.

For advice on the system best suited to your needs, request a quote below or give us a call.

Product Features

  • 160L and 300L tank capacity.
  • Suits 1-5 people depending on tank size.
  • Choice of electric or gas boost for when the sun doesn’t shine.
  • Reduces energy use by up to 65%, when compared to the costs of running an electric hot water system.
  • Complete frost protection.
  • Manufactured in Australia.
  • 5 year limited Warranty.

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Rheem VE 52S Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water Heater

Rheem VE series, the economical alternative if your home is not subject to frost open circuit systems, the sun heats the water directly in the solar collectors these systems are the most efficient in terms of converting the sun’s energy into hot water. Rheem VE open circuit system is particularly suited to areas not prone to frost, without harsh water and are serviced by town water supplies vitreous enamel tank and high-performance solar collectors.

For advice on the system best suited to your needs, request a quote below or give us a call.

Product Features

  • 160L and 300L tank capacity.
  • Suits 1-5 people depending on tank size.
  • Choice of electric or gas boost for when the sun doesn’t shine.
  • Reduces energy use by up to 65%, when compared to the costs of running an electric hot water system.
  • Manufactured in Australia.
  • 5 year limited Warranty.

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Prices

Rheem Roof Mounted Solar Hot Water Heaters

$2500 – $7000

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