About Edwards solar hot water systems

In 2013 Edwards Energy Systems was bought out by Rheem. Prior to this, they had been producing their own hot water systems in Perth since the 1960's. Many homes in Australia still have Edwards water heaters, particularly their solar systems. At Jim's Plumbing we can still repair and replace any type of Edwards solar system for you.

If you are looking for a replacement system for an older Edwards solar setup, you really can't go wrong with a Rheem. Since taking over Edwards, Rheem has furthered their solar technology and is one of the leaders in the market. They still manufacture some of the same models Edwards used to, but also now have their own quite diverse range of solar options to choose from.

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Types of Edwards Solar Systems

Edwards developed a diverse range of solar hot water solutions which many homes still use today. They were responsible for developing a lot of the technology and innovation found in modern solar systems. 

Roof mounted HighLine systems

  • All-in-one unit with a collector (solar panel) and storage tank (close-coupled thermosiphon systems)
  • Included the L series 2 and LX series 2 with Titan 2 & Australis 2 models
  • Available in gas and electric boosted versions

LowLine systems - roof collector + ground tank

  • Separate units for roof mounted collector (solar panel) + ground storage tank - also known as split-systems
  • Ground storage tanks were available in various sizes and were all re-badged Rheem storage tanks
  • Collectors were more streamlined and made from black aluminum

Heat pumps

  • 310L and 325L capacity options, which were just re-badged Rheem units
  • Mostly used to supplement solar collectors, but some houses may still use these as standalone heaters
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Edwards solar system repairs

If you have an old Edwards solar hot water heater that has broken down, our licensed plumbers can help fix or replace it 24/7. Although Rheem now owns Edwards and only manufactures some of their previous models, our plumbers are fully equipped to fix most common issues experienced with older Edwards setups.

If your hot water has gone, our plumbers will first visit your premises to do a diagnostic inspection. It doesn't matter what type of Edwards system you have, whether it's a highline, lowline, heat pump etc. - they will be able to pinpoint the source of the issue and provide the best way to resolve it for you.

Replacing an Edwards solar heater

A lot of Edwards solar systems are getting quite old now - some going on 15+ years. Often it is more cost-effective, and at times necessary, to simply replace the whole system. If this is the case, our plumbers can discuss a variety of professional recommendations and options to suit your current needs.

If you would like a new solar hot water system, there are plenty of great options in today's market, particularly from Rheem. They still even manufacture a lot of the exact same models that Edwards used to. Otherwise our plumbers can suggest another type of new solar system setup, or even swap it out for a storage tank, continuous flow, heat pump or other type of water heater if you'd prefer not stay with solar.

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A new hot water system can be hard to budget for when it just packs it in suddenly. If you need to replace your system but don't have the funds, you may be eligible for Jim's Pay Plan. This allows you to pay over the course of 4, 6, 9 or 12 months interest free.


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