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How a solar hot water timer can save you money

Published: September 21, 2021 Last Updated: October 18, 2022

[00:03] Mick

So Alan you've installed a hot water timer into the switchboard. What exactly does this device do?

[00:07] Alan

So we've got the Hager time clock there. What we do is we put it on the hot water circuit and control the heating times to run during your solar hours.

[00:14] Mick

So in other words we actually control what time of the day we actually heat the hot water system from the energy I’m cranking on the roof?

[00:21] Alan

Exactly right.

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[00:22] Mick

So what are the typical sort of solar hours?

[00:24] Alan

So generally we would set it between ten and two depending on how we set up the system on the roof as well.

[00:30] Mick

Okay and as a result of that, I’m saving money?

[00:32] Alan


[00:34] Mick

Okay, so what if I run out of water or you know I need more water how do I get around that?

[00:36] Alan

So for one (of the) applications, you do have a little manual override switch and if it's a regular event you can adjust the time frame to make it better to schedule.

[00:46] Mick

Okay, that seems easy enough. Thanks very much.

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