I live in Fremantle in Perth WA and installed 302L system three years ago (2016). The system worked very good. and only turn on the electrical buster few times (less than one week) every year. Recommend this product, but the price is higher than other companies. ~$4300.
Purchased in May 2016 at 99 Bikes WA, O'Conner for $4,300.00.
excellent product and service
Very happy my new solar hot water system. The service was excellent. They were prompt and completed the job of installing the new system within the time frame. They did extra work suchas to clean the roof and gutters and replace broken and damaged tiles and glue any loose tile . Excellent after service. I will recommend this company and product.
Love it. Best thing i ever did
I am a plumber by trade and have a lot to do with hot water. I have a 302 lcsd. There are 4 people in my family and i only have to boost 1 or 2 times a year. I saved $200 on my first bill. What i have found is when someone has a problem with there hot water 90% of the time its a valve mixing wrong or running water out. I think due to the sun that shines here we're crazy not to have one on every house.
Wonderful, I am very happy
Solahart Rockhampton, did a fantastic job I am very happy with the hot the hot water system , the way it was installed. No fuss they cleaned up well after them. I was a bit worried about how hot the water would be but its so great and as hot as the electric one I had before, big tick to Solahart Rockhampton. I am about to price a Solar PV electric system from them as well
Effective water heater
The first solar heater on our house lasted 20 years and the 2nd one 13 years which was a little disappointing. Most recently ours started to leak within the collector panels and the assessment was to at least replace the collectors. The tank appeared ok and has had the sacrificial anodes replaced etc. However at $2500 to replace the collectors and $3400 to replace the whole unit we made the decision to replace the whole unit. Average life of these heaters is estimated at 15-20 years so 13 is a bit less. Our 302 L series faces north on the roof ...and we have never had a problem with hot water or problems with heating elements etc. Except for 3 months over winter we hardly ever use the booster. In winter we leave the booster on 24 x 7 and our power bills are not excessive. I got a quote from rheem for the solar edwards eqivilent and then could not find any positive reviews on any review sites. It would appear that the original stainless steel solar edwards heaters may have been good quality but no so in recent times. Happy i stayed with Solahart. Its a very good solar hot water heater.
Solid, reliable system. Exactly what I wanted.
After almost six years my Solahart is still going strong. Water is always hot, and there is always plenty of it. I'm in northern California, and the Solahart system is perfect for this climate. My equipment is reliable, dependable, sturdy, and requires almost no maintenance on my part. Highly recommend.
Going strong after 15 year maintenance
Bought a house with one of these on the roof. Electric boost wasn't working, Solarhart Sutherland replaced along with anode and pressure valve in a 5-year service (cost $450). Working like a dream. Boost kicks in, but only at night after using lots of hot water.
Some very negative reviews here, maybe manufacturing quality has dropped?
Thermostat setting - 50 degrees is just not hot enough
The system is great, but beware the following pitfall.
Had a Solahart system installed 4 years ago. Water was too cold, apprently installer default setting to 50 degrees. Had to use hot tap only to get a shower, and it was not hot enough even then. Asked technician to come back and raise the temperature, which he did, but said it was against regulations. Huh???
Was great after that.
Had the tank replaced recently (following storm damage to the original tank). Again, the technician who installed it set it to 50 degrees. Water not hot en...
Better than I had ever expected
We have had our Solahart 302L for 3 months now and have saved over 300 off our hot water bill. There are 6 of us in the house and haven't run out of Hot water once. The service from Solahart Townsville was next to none.
Five star Service
Yesterday, I decided that my 8 year old solar hot water system needs the anode replaced. I phoned the nearest Solahart shop which happens to be the Joondalup branch; half an hour drive from where I live. I got a quote on the phone, which I found reasonable and within the hour, Chris, their technician arrived, introduced himself and carried out the work. After he left I turned on the tap and noticed there was no water pressure. I called them again and spoke to Dan, the owner and explained the problem. Before I even finished he told me Chris is o...n his way now. Half an hour later Chris arrived, fixed the problem which was caused by some debris blocking the tap, checked all the other taps and left. Now, this is what I call service. Everything was done efficiently and on time. I have no hesitation in recommending Solahart Joondalup, its owner Dan and Chris. The excellent service and great attitude. Absolutely nothing
Can only go by experience....and that's excellent
My first Solahart was installed facing North as they needed to be in 1980, cost around $1,000 then, mate next door did the plumbing. I have just had it replaced, even though it was still working to about 70-80% efficiency after 32 years, but looked pretty dilapidated and had a few rust issues by then. Did absolutely no maintenance on it at all during that time, except for replacing one of the blow-off (or whatever they call it) valves myself a couple of years ago.
No anode replacement, no nothing. The new, more efficient one I've just had i...nstalled, is now at the back of the house where the wet area is, and facing West as required. This particular model will boil the tank apparently if faced North. It worked perfectly as soon as it was filled, with plenty of hot water from day one, even though it was not finished until just after midday. Even with two mostly cloudy day in a row, still plenty of hot water, and recovers unbelievably quickly, even a partly sunny afternoon is enough. As with my old one, I won't boost it at all unless I really have to, with a manual switch and pilot light as with the old one. All I can hope for, is that this one is as reliable as the old one. There's two of us in the house, I'm in Brisbane. Energy efficient, very reliable.
had my solahart for 27 years and never hd any trouble with it. we changed the anode a number of times, which as recommended mad the full system last a long time. I have bought a new solahart, and the service i received was second to none!! well done solahart!!
cheap running costs, hardly ever boosted it. Peace of mind!!
Definitely worth having, the savings far out weigh what it cost us initially. I know a number or friends who now have this product as well who are really happy with it
Fantastic product that has lasted a long time. I have enjoyed the cost savings off the electricity bills. I bought mine because my parents had their's for over 25 years.
further to my review posted on 13th July 2009. I have received my first electricity bill after insatlling the solahart 302L. I have a saving of $33.82 for the quarter. I used to have an all electric system using 331kWh per quarter. Now I have used 46.5kWh this quarter with the solahart 302L. I have had the booster on all the time (no need to though) and run on off peak 2.
cheap to run
We have been using Solahart 300L system for the last 8 years. In that time we only had one problem with one of the valves on the roof (valve cost approx $100 and it took only a few minutes to replace). The electric booster is switched off all the time and only get switched on when we have long periods of rain. This year so far the cost of electricity for the booster (separate meter and cheaper tariff) was under $10. But I have to admit we are well situated: north of Brisbane and the system is directly facing the north. I cannot say if it paid for it self yet, as it was part of our new house.
Saves energy and money, very hot water
Questions & Answers
Hi, I was reading through the owner’s manual and was puzzled why the working pressure of the L collector was 1400kPa and the test pressure was 300kpa/45psi. Should it be 3000kPa?
How much does it cost to replace the anode also the hot water release valve
how much is it to buy a heating booster element for a 300LJ system?
i assume they are about 3.6kW?
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