Q&A:Your Lifestyle standard inclusions have solar hot water. Is it possible to change to gas hot water?

Murray asks: Your Lifestyle standard inclusions have solar hot water. Is it possible to change to gas hot water?

Hi Murray,

Our Lifestyle homes come with a Rinnai solar hot water system with single roof panel and ground mounted 175 litre storage unit with natural gas booster included in the price.

The Rinnai system is designed to channel the free supply of energy from the sun, which makes the system highly efficient, reduces your carbon footprint and you enjoy savings on the cost of heating your water.

How it works is the solar collectors mounted on your roof absorb the energy from the sun and heat cooler water that flows through pipes just beneath the surface.

So you always have hot water for those days when the sun isn’t out, a gas booster is added to the system. So in effect you have a hot water system that is solar and gas.

Unfortunately PD does not offer a standard gas only hot water system, so if this is something that you really want, we’d need to look into it for you. But we need to highlight that for your house to achieve the mandatory 6-star energy rating, you need to have either a solar hot water system or a rain tank. Just something to keep in mind.

If you want more information on the Rinnai solar hot water system with gas booster, please visit http://www.rinnai.com.au/hot-water/solar-hot-water-systems/.