ROOF MOUNTED SYSTEMS
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. The outer casing of Rheem’s stainless steel solar range is constructed from weatherproof COLORBOND® steel. 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. As further support Rheem has in place easily accessed service providers. These experienced technical personnel are authorised to provide you with whatever service your Rheem hot water system may require.
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. And, your local Rheem Solar Specialist has all the latest information on the currently available Solar Incentives – ask them how much you can claim.
Four Contemporary Colorbond® Steel Colours
The outer casing of every Rheem storage tank is constructed from weatherproof COLORBOND® steel. Rheem offer a choice of seven contemporary COLORBOND® steel colours with their modern design roof mounted range. This colour choice allows you to choose a system which will complement your roof and blend with your home’s aesthetics, at no additional cost.
RL Series – The Non Frost System
If your home is in a temperate or tropical location, which is not subject to frost and you have good quality drinking water, then the Rheem RL Series system is ideal. This system operates on the natural thermosiphon principle, i.e. when water is heated it rises. The RL Series system directly heats the water as it passes through the collectors and then automatically circulates it back into the storage tank. This process continues whilst the sun is shining, giving you and your family ample hot water.
RLX Series – The Frost Protected System
Designed for areas which experience frost or snow. It uses the highly efficient heat transferring properties of a special anti-freeze fluid to transfer the absorbed energy to heat the water indirectly.
With an ‘indirect system’ water does not pass through the collector panels, instead the anti-freeze mixture is circulated from the collectors through a stainless steel heat exchanger, transferring the heat into the water.
The benefit of this ‘indirect’ heat exchange process is that the system can be used confidently in frost areas, without risking damage to the system; it offers protection against damage in freezing conditions.
Australis Series – The High Performance Collector
The Australis Series is our largest selling collector. Designed to supply you and your family abundant hot water, the Australis collector is solidly constructed from high grade copper and aluminium, and is housed in a durable COLORBOND® steel tray.
Titan Series – The Ultimate Collector
The Titan Series collector is designed especially for high performance. Rheem has taken advantage of the latest advances in heat-transfer technology to build superior solar collectors to gather as much of the sun’s energy as required. The Titan Series collector uses an advanced titanium coated copper solar absorber plate combining first grade copper with titanium, to show superior qualities in solar performance when compared with other solar collectors available.