If your existing electric hot water system is ageing and you are thinking about replacing it, the most energy efficient way to heat your water is with a Heat Pump hot water system, powered by your PV system.
Otherwise, there are a few options available with regard to powering your electric hot water:
- Off peak – timed by your meter
- All day – using excessive amounts of electricity
- Via a timer – giving control of when your water heats up back to you.
If you have solar power you can utilise this to offset your water heating costs by controlling when you heat your water. Maximum control can be obtained through a combination of equipment to increase the benefit of solar power.
This means that through the flick of a switch you can alternate between predetermined periods of day or night time water heating. This takes advantage of spells of prolonged good weather to pay for your water heat so that you don’t have to. You also have the power to switch back to night time heating during times of less than ideal weather.
We also offer grid backup solar systems so you are protected against power outages and peak rates at all times.