Knowledgebase

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What if there is not enough sunlight?

    All Leda Hot Water Systems are fitted with a gas or electric booster. If the water temperature cools, a thermostat detects this change and automatically engages the booster. This means you can make the most of the sun’s energy while it is there, but you always have hot water when you need it.

  • What if my roof doesn’t face directly north?

    The Leda Hot Water Collector uses a high performance selective coating that will ensure adequate performance up to 90º from true north. Talk to your Leda consultant to get a free evaluation to see if your home is right for a Leda Hot Water system.

  • What if I have a flat roof?

    To get the most out of your Leda Hot Water System, it should be tilted up to face the sun. However, Leda’s installation team can install a custom frame to give your system the lift it needs. Your Leda consultant will find a solution that suits you. Inquire now for a free assessment and quote.

  • What size is right for me?

    Your system’s required performance will depend on what your own requirements are. Some useful considerations to make include:

    • How many bathrooms you have.
    • The number of occupants and the amount of hot water they use.
    • The local climate
    • Your everyday water usage.

    Larger tanks make sure you have hot water even when the weather is not favourable or if you have an increased hot water requirement in the future.

  • How long will the installation take?

    Leda installers can complete most standard installations within 4 hours. Connecting mains water and power will require the water or electricity to be turned off for a short period but we will keep you informed so that you won’t be inconvenienced.

  • What if I have an existing system?

    It is recommended that you install a complete Leda Hot Water System to get the most out of incentives and your energy bill. We will even dispose of your old hot water system for you.

  • What are the financial benefits?

    Your individual savings will vary depending on your hot water usage, the system you install and the climate. The average savings from 340L gas boosted Leda Hot Water System versus a traditional gas storage hot water system are around $500 per year in household energy savings. (Data from Department of Natural Resources)

  • What is the payback period for a Leda Hot Water system?

    Individual payback periods vary depending on the usage, the incentives you’re eligible for and the climate. However you could expect your investment to pay itself off in approximately 5 years. After this point, your savings will be generating a profit as compared to your existing non-solar system.

  • How long does a Leda Hot Water unit last?

    Due to the quality construction and manufacture of each Leda Solar Hot Water unit which is manufactured in strict accordance with Australian Standards, our systems will normally last for 12 to 15 years without issue in standard conditions and when serviced as per the owner’s manual.

  • What is the warranty period for Leda Hot Water Units?

    Leda Hot Water Units have an industry leading 5 year product warranty on collectors and tank and 1 year warranty on the components and installation.

  • How much will a Leda Hot Water unit benefit the environment?

    An average household with a Leda Hot Water Unit installed will save around 3 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. This is roughly equivalent to taking a car off the road for a whole year.

  • What is the difference between Leda Hot Water and Leda Power systems?

    Leda Hot Water Units use the heat energy from the sun to heat water while Leda Power Systems use the sunlight energy to generate electricity. You save money with Leda Hot Water Units by using the suns free heat energy instead of buying gas or electricity to heat your water. You save money with Leda Power Systems by getting your own free electricity from the sun rather than buying it from your power company.

  • Do the savings in greenhouse gas emissions really make a difference?

    Yes, absolutely. Taking one car off the road for a year may not mean much if only one person is doing it, but you’re not alone. Leda Hot Water Systems come as standard for some of Australia’s largest home builders so you’re not alone in wanting a cleaner, greener more energy efficient future for us all.

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