Edwards Solar Hot Water Systems
Integrated to form a large solar network with Rheem.
In May 2013 Rheem Australia announced the launch of the Rheem Solar Specialist Network. The new network is a result of the integration of the Solar Edwards business into Rheem. It combines the trusted Rheem brand with the products and expertise of a specialised group of trained, dedicated solar specialists who offer high level solar water heater advice and service.
The Rheem Solar Specialist Network combines the strength of Rheem with the Edwards heritage to offer an expanded range of roof-mounted and ground systems, including a unique rooftop range of stainless steel tanks available in a range of COLORBOND® colours. It also draws on the vast experience and expertise that Rheem Australia has developed in solar water heating.
Roof Mounted Solar Heaters
Rheem’s roof-mounted solar hot water systems have storage cylinders made of either quality stainless steel or vitreous enamel coated mild steel. Stainless steel is prominent in most kitchens for its purity, aesthetics, ease of maintenance and corrosion resistance. Stainless steel acts as a natural barrier to corrosion, whereas vitreous enamel coated water heaters require a sacrificial anode.
Rheem offer a choice of four contemporary COLORBOND® steel colours with their modern design roof mounted range. Our roof-mounted storage systems come with either 5, 7, or 10 year cylinder and collector warranty depending on the model you choose.
Ground Mounted Solar Heaters
Solar water heaters work by absorbing energy from the sun’s rays in roof mounted solar collectors and transferring it to the water stored in the ground mounted storage tank. Ground mounted systems employ inbuilt pumps to push the fluid through the system. The split design of the system reduces the roof’s structural load, as only the low profile solar collectors are installed on the roof.
Which system you choose will depend on where in Australia you live, which way your home faces and even the pitch of your roof. So it’s important to talk to your local Rheem Solar Specialist about the Rheem solar water heater that is ideal for you.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Rheem Heat Pumps deliver hot water by efficiently utilising a free and abundant source of energy – the heat that is in the air around us. Refrigerant vapour compression technology enables the heat pump to intensify this heat, which is used to produce hot water. Rheem Heat Pumps are more efficient during warmer months, and will operate for less hours during the day than in colder months of the year.
Because Heat Pumps do not require solar collectors, they are perfect where roof space is limited. Additionally, since they utilise the same plumbing and electrical connections as an electric water heater, Heat Pumps are an ideal upgrade from a standard electric water heater.