Burns Plumbing

Solar Hot Water Heater Installation, Repair & Maintenance Sydney 

In Sydney, transitioning to solar hot water systems is an innovative step towards energy efficiency and cost reduction. At Burns Plumbing, we specialise in installing, repairing, and maintaining solar hot water systems, ensuring you harness solar energy effectively for your water heating needs. Whether you’re updating an old hot water system, installing a new solar hot water heater, or require maintenance on your existing system, our experienced team is equipped to meet all your solar water heating requirements.

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The Top Benefits of Solar Hot Water Systems 

Solar hot water systems, harnessing energy from the sun, offer significant benefits for your home or business including:

  1. Energy Efficiency: Solar hot water systems use solar energy to heat water, reducing reliance on electric or gas systems and cutting down on energy bills.
  2. Eco-friendly: By using renewable solar energy, these systems reduce carbon emissions, contributing to a healthier environment.
  3. Cost Savings: Although the upfront cost might be higher, solar hot water systems typically have lower running costs compared to traditional electric or gas systems.
  4. Reliability: Solar hot water systems provide a consistent supply of hot water, meeting your water needs efficiently.
  5. Increased Property Value: Homes with solar hot water systems often have higher market values due to their energy efficiency and modern appeal.

Types of Solar Hot Water Systems Available

Exploring the right solar hot water system is crucial for maximising efficiency and meeting your specific water heating needs in Sydney. At Burns Plumbing, we offer various types of solar hot water systems, each with unique features and benefits. From space-saving close-coupled systems to versatile pumped systems, our range caters to different household sizes and preferences, ensuring that you find the perfect solar solution for your home.

Close-coupled solar hot water systems represent a seamless blend of efficiency and design. By combining solar collectors and the water tank, these systems offer direct solar energy transfer for heating water.

  • High Efficiency: It utilises direct solar energy transfer, making it highly efficient in water heating.
  • Space-Saving Design: Ideal for limited spaces, integrating solar collectors with water storage in a single unit.
  • Energy Savings: Maximises solar energy, cutting down heating costs and offering an eco-friendly solution.

Pumped or split solar hot water systems provide flexibility and power, catering to a variety of installation needs and hot water demands.

  • Greater Flexibility: Features separate solar collectors and water tanks for more installation options.
  • Enhanced Capacity: Perfect for larger households, ensuring a consistent and effective hot water supply.
  • Solar and Heat Pump Integration: Can integrate with solar PV or be boosted by heat pump technology for increased efficiency.

Boosting Your Solar Hot Water Heater

Boosting your solar hot water heater is essential to ensure a consistent supply of hot water, especially during periods of low sunlight. There are two primary ways to boost solar hot water systems:

In Sydney, where solar conditions can vary, an electric-boosted system is a reliable solution to ensure a consistent hot water supply. At Burns Plumbing, we specialise in integrating electric boosting with your solar hot water system, providing a seamless and efficient hot water experience, regardless of weather changes.

  • Introduction: Electric-boosted systems are ideal for ensuring you always have hot water, regardless of solar conditions.
  • Reliable Hot Water Supply: Integrates an electric heater for a constant hot water supply.
  • Precise Temperature Control: Allows for adjusting the water temperature as per your needs.
  • Cost-Effective: Reduces overall heating costs compared to a standalone electric water heater.

For Sydney homes seeking an efficient and reliable hot water solution, gas-boosted solar hot water systems offer the perfect blend of performance and sustainability. At Burns Plumbing, we excel in integrating gas boosting with solar hot water systems, ensuring high efficiency and consistent hot water supply, particularly beneficial for larger households or during periods of limited solar energy.

  • Introduction: Gas-boosted systems combine the efficiency of gas heating with solar energy for superior performance.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Perfect for maintaining consistent hot water, even with limited solar energy.
  • Ideal for Larger Households: Suits homes with higher water demands, providing steady water temperature.
  • Eco-Friendly and Economical: Offers a sustainable solution that lowers running costs through combined solar and gas heating.
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Comprehensive Solar Hot Water Services by Burns Plumbing

At Burns Plumbing, we provide comprehensive solar hot water services tailored to meet the specific needs of Sydney residents. Our expertise in solar hot water systems ensures that you get the most efficient and cost-effective solution for your home.

  • Precision and Expertise: We specialise in the expert installation of new solar hot water systems, including solar PV and solar and heat pump systems.
  • Custom Solutions: Our team evaluates your hot water needs and water usage to install the right system, ensuring optimal water temperature and reduced energy costs.
  • System Longevity: We offer thorough repair and maintenance services for all types of solar hot water systems, ensuring they function efficiently and reliably.
  • Performance Optimisation: Our maintenance includes system alerts and performance monitoring, guaranteeing your system operates at its best.
  • Upgrade Your System: We provide efficient replacement services for old solar systems, installing modern, energy-efficient models like the heat pump water heater or new solar hot water systems.
  • Streamlined Process: Our installation process is designed to seamlessly replace your existing system with a new, more efficient solar hot water solution.

Expert Repairs for Solar Hot Water Heaters in Sydney

At Burns Plumbing, we specialise in expert repairs for solar hot water heaters in Sydney. Whether you have a solar and heat pump hot water system, a solar PV tank system, or a new solar hot water heater, our skilled technicians are equipped to handle all types of issues. From circulation pump problems to solar collector troubleshooting, we ensure your system operates efficiently. 

Swift Solutions for Circulation Pump Issues

Freezing pipes in your solar hot water system can be a serious concern. At Burns Plumbing, we provide effective solutions to handle freezing pipes, ensuring the integrity and efficiency of your solar or electric hot water system. Trust us to keep your system running smoothly, even in colder conditions.

Electrical issues like open circuits and loose connections in your solar hot water system can disrupt its performance. Our skilled technicians at Burns Plumbing are adept at diagnosing and fixing these issues, ensuring your solar hot water installation operates safely and effectively.

Fluid leakage in your solar hot water system can affect its efficiency and safety. At Burns Plumbing, we offer quick fixes for any fluid leakage, ensuring your solar, electric, or heat pump hot water system remains in top condition, providing reliable hot water supply.

If your solar hot water heater is failing to provide sufficient hot water, Burns Plumbing can help. We specialize in restoring hot water supply and quality, ensuring your solar or heat pump water heater meets your daily hot water needs efficiently.

Unusual noises from your solar hot water system can indicate underlying issues. Our experts at Burns Plumbing are skilled in diagnosing and fixing such problems, ensuring your solar or electric water heater runs quietly and efficiently.

Low hot water pressure or flow in your solar hot water system can be frustrating. At Burns Plumbing, we focus on improving these aspects, enhancing the performance of your solar, gas, or electric water heater for a better user experience.

Issues with solar collectors can impact the efficiency of your solar hot water system. Our team at Burns Plumbing excels in solar collector troubleshooting, ensuring that your solar hot water system, whether it’s a new installation or an existing one, functions optimally.

Emergency Solar Hot Water Repairs Across Sydney

In Sydney, when your solar hot water system encounters unexpected issues, Burns Plumbing provides emergency repair services to address your needs promptly. Our team is equipped to handle any emergency repairs, from resolving solar collector malfunctions to fixing heat pump system issues. We ensure that your solar hot water system is back to heating your water efficiently in no time.

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Why Choose Our Solar Hot Water Service?

Over 2 Decades Of Plumbing Expertise And Experience

With over 20 years of experience in the plumbing industry, our expertise in solar hot water systems is unmatched. We understand the intricacies of various systems, from traditional solar water heaters to advanced solar and heat pump combinations.

Quality Workmanship

Our commitment to quality workmanship is evident in every repair, installation, or maintenance job we undertake. Whether it’s installing a new hot water system or servicing an existing one, we ensure the highest standards are met.

Honest and transparent services

Transparency and honesty are the cornerstones of our services. We provide clear, upfront information about costs and procedures, ensuring you have all the details needed to make informed decisions about your solar hot water needs.

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What Our Customers Have to Say

Burns PlumbingExcellentBurns Plumbing5.0 Based on 58 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onEmmanuel John Azzopardi ★★★★★ I contacted Burns Plumbing as my employee had a mishap and hit a tap with the ride on lawn mower. Water was gushing out from the multi story complex. I was told by the lovely receptionist, someone will be out in a hour. The Burns Plumbing utility showed up in fifteen minutes. I joked with the plumbers about they are quicker than some emergency services attending. The plumbers did a awesome job fixing the tap too!Response from the ownerThank you so much for sharing your experience, Emmanuel John Azzopardi! We are thrilled to hear that our team was able to respond promptly and efficiently to help with the tap mishap. If you ever need any more plumbing assistance, feel free to reach out. We're always here to help!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Paul Martin ★★★★★ Had a great experience with Jamie from Burns Plumbing. After receiving an outrageous quote from another local plumber, Burns Plumbing came around same day and fixed my sink quickly, for a fraction of the price!Response from the ownerHi Paul, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Jamie was able to help you out at a more reasonable price. If you ever need any more plumbing work done, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Maria Boyle ★★★★★ Mark ★★★★★ Danny was amazing. Quickly identified the problem, got to work neatly cutting where he needed to , fixed my leaking pipe and cleaned up afterwards. Even my dog loved him ! Top marks guysResponse from the ownerThank you so much for the kind words, Mark! We're thrilled to hear that Danny provided top-notch service, and it's great to hear that even your dog loved him! If you ever need assistance with plumbing work again, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help. Contact Burns Plumbing for any future plumbing needs.----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Nick Pappas ★★★★★ Had a blocked sewer. The guys came out, were thorough and professional. Happy with the serviceResponse from the ownerHi Nick! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you were happy with the thorough and professional service provided. If you ever need help with anything else, feel free to reach out. We're always here to assist you with your plumbing needs. Thank you for choosing Burns Plumbing!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Michael Zarimis ★★★★★ Danny diagnosed and unblocked the sewer line. Fast, professional, and helpful in explaining what he had to do and the existing problems with the line that caused the blockage to begin with. Great service.Response from the ownerHi Michael, thank you so much for your kind words about our service! We're glad Danny was able to help with unblocking your sewer line and provide you with a clear explanation. If you ever need more plumbing assistance, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Take care! - The Burns Plumbing Team----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Robyn Warms ★★★★★ Danny had a challenge to fit my new bathroom sink. He did a great job.Response from the ownerThank you for your 5-star rating, Robyn! We strive to keep improving our services and your support helps us on that path. If there is anything specifically you liked or believe we could work on, please let us know. Gregory Rostov ★★★★★ Danny was a great help coming in clutch after a previous plumber blocked the drain accidentally during his repair. Successfully unblocked drain! Would recommendJoe Tricase ★★★★★ Highly praise JB Plumbing and all staff.I had a hot water issue regarding the water temperature gradually getting colder over the day.Main clue was seeing the last red digit of the water meter slowly and continuously turning around,with all taps shut.l rang the office midday Monday and met Che about one and a half hours later on a mission to find a potential leak somewhere!?Che used an infrared device/camera and discovered a leak-regrettably,in the corner bathroom,beneath the concrete slab.Best plan was to totally repipe all hot water outlets.Fortunately,the tank was at the rear,near all the fixtures(bathroom,kitchen,etc).We decided to conceal pipes where possible and others would be externally fixed-a good compromise,saving time and money.Early next morning,Tuesday,Che,Alex and Cody arrived and had the job finished that afternoon,with just a little tidying up for Wednesday.What an effort-all done within 48 hours,from phone call to finish !! Great team spirit-courteous,professional and understanding.A job like this wasn’t cheap,but l thought the price was reasonable and fair,considering all the work that went into it.Highly recommend.Joe,Ashfield,Sydney,late March 2024.Rohan Choudhury ★★★★★ Great work! Very helpful and good service! The guy asked me to give a good review but couldn’t from the scanner so came here to give reviewDavid Dizon ★★★★★ Needed to get quite an old toilet repaired, and was shown three options - and ended up just getting the whole toilet suite replaced. Che was amazing to deal with, and incredibly professional throughout the whole process. Walked me through the difference in each option and never felt pressured at all. Would definitely deal with the team at Burns Plumbing again!Kellie Arndell ★★★★★ Burns Plumbing were wonderful (Alex) was prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with.We are extremely happy with the job and highly recommend J R Burns plumbing to anyone.Kellie and Warren ArndellFive Dockjs_loader

Looking for Solar Hot Water Installation & Repair? We’ve Got You Covered

If you’re in Sydney and searching for expert solar hot water installation or repair services, look no further than Burns Plumbing. Our skilled team is ready to provide you with efficient, reliable solutions for all your solar hot water needs. From new system installations to maintenance and repairs, we ensure top-notch service every time. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (02) 9072 1165 – we’re here to help you with all your solar hot water requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

When installing a solar hot water system in Sydney, consider the efficiency of solar panels in heating the water and the capacity of the hot water tank. Solar systems use solar power to heat the water, reducing the cost compared to traditional electric systems. Unlike gas systems, solar water heaters rely on solar electricity, making them eco-friendlier and potentially eligible for solar hot water rebates.

The installation cost of a solar hot water system may be higher due to the need for solar panels and a solar PV system. However, the running costs are usually lower as solar energy heats the water. In the long term, a solar system can reduce costs more significantly than a conventional electric hot water tank or gas system.

Solar water heaters use solar power to heat the water tank, making them highly efficient in sunny conditions. In contrast, heat pump systems use ambient air, which can be more consistent. Solar systems might have lower operational costs, especially where solar electricity is abundant.

Key factors include the installer’s experience with solar systems, understanding of solar hot water heating, and ability to integrate the new system with existing electric or gas systems. Ensure the installer is knowledgeable about solar PV systems and the specific requirements of solar hot water system installation.

Yes, Burns Plumbing can install a new solar hot water system and integrate it effectively with your existing gas or electric system. Our expertise ensures that your water is heated efficiently, regardless of the system type.

Solar hot water systems can significantly reduce running costs as they use free solar energy. The maintenance cost for solar systems is usually lower compared to traditional systems, and solar power usage decreases reliance on electric or gas heating, leading to cost savings.

Installing a new solar hot water system enhances your home’s energy efficiency by utilising renewable energy. It’s generally more efficient in sunny climates compared to heat pump systems, which depend on ambient air temperature.

The installation process involves setting up solar panels, a solar PV system, and connecting them to the water heating system. Unlike traditional systems, solar installations require consideration of solar electricity generation and ensuring the solar panels are optimally placed for sunlight exposure.

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