Choosing a hot water system

A well insulated solar hot water system in Tasmania should be able to meet 50-75% of hot water needs in winter and all hot water needs in summer. Find out more about the various hot water heating options available and consider the location of your cylinder before you install a new system.

The 'Solar hot water for cool temperate climates' technical guide has been developed to help you consider all the relevant issues when installing a solar hot water system in Tasmania. 

Your Home also provides information on sourcing and locating hot water systems. 

Also try taking short (3 min) showers, insulating your tank and pipes, fitting a water efficient showerhead, setting the washing machine to cold water, and setting the hot water thermostats to 60 deg C. These actions can reduce energy consumption dramatically.