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Eurobodalla Home Guide : 2010
12 eurobodalla home guide SUSTAINABLE LIVING Hot water from thin air Phone Steve on 0402 098 891 Solar AH 4474 4445 Advantages of dealing with Steve • Honest Advice • Right Choice • Right Price Advantages of Solar Hot Pump Hot Water • Reduce Energy - Up to 75% • No Roof Panels • Simple to Install • Works from minus10o • No Booster Required • GOVERNMENT REBATES APPLY Solar Apollo Apollo 0402 098 891 Local experience you can rely on! Silently and continuously nature is treating waste all around us, without electricity, without machines and without sludge. It is using the Biolytic process: the efficient decomposition of waste by a complex range of organisms. Biolytix copied this process, creating the "ecosys- tem in a tank". It uses nature, not machines, to convert sewage into irrigation water for your garden. The many benefits of this have made it Australia's most awarded sewage system: BO XSAV S OUMON ARARAR Cuts electricity costs around 90% Nature replenishes itself - no costly machines to repair/replace Only requires 1 service p.a. -- most others need 3 or 4 Very low on-going costs The most comprehensive Warranty -- no surprise costs BO XSNO OBRUSV No odours; it has no septic stage, which can often smell No noisy machines droning up to 16 hours per day No potentially harmful chlo- rine; no corroded irrigation emitters Handles extra visitors and heavy loads Smallest system on market; no large tanks or sand filters BO XRDUCSOUR AM 'S CARBON OO PRN Like solar power, it is pow- ered by nature -- a renewable energy Of the 16 competitors we researched, we used 90% less energy than all of them Asitissosmall--easierto transport and less earthworks BOX "UURPROOS" OURWAS WA R RAMN Technology won't outdate; designed for an "energy- wise" future Engineered for the long term: robust and resilient As electricity prices go up and up -- you will save money. the biolytix system ADVERTORIAL A solar water heater uses ener- gy from the sun to heat water for your home. Solar panels on your roof collect the sun's rays and heat the water, which then flows to a storage tank, ready for use. A solar water heater is an effective way to make use of Australia's abundant sunshine. Depending on your location, the direction your solar panels face and the amount of water you use, a solar water heater can provide between 50 and 90 per cent of your hot water needs. Solar water heaters come with electric or gas boosters to pro- vide the rest of your hot water needs. There are many different types of solar water heaters available. It is important to select the type that is most suit- able to your family size, climate, house type, roof characteristics, water quality, available space and aesthetic preferences. If a solar water heater is right for you, it can save you energy, save you money and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. odo s o rk? Solar water heaters use a tank to store water that has been heated by the sun. Cold water flows from the tank to the solar collector, usually positioned on your roof. In a split system , cold water is pumped up to the collector. In a thermosiphon system with the tank above the collectors on the roof, cold water flows naturally into the collector because it is heavier than hot water. The solar collector is made of materials that absorb the sun's heat very efficiently. The cold water travels through the collec- tor and the heat in the collector heats up the water, which returns to the tank. Hot water floats to the top of the tank and colder water is taken from the bottom and returned to the solar collector. When you need hot water, it is taken from the top of the tank where the water is hottest. what is a a solar water heater?