Feel free to ask us any questions you have about solar water heating

Solar has only recently become widespread so don't be surprised if you're not sure exactly how you can benefit from a solar system. It's no good getting a solar water heating system if it doesn't suit you or your lifestyle, so if your thinking about it, get in touch with us and we'll answer any questions you might have. You can contact us by going to our contact us page.

Key facts you may not know about solar systems

  • Solar water heating systems are suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

  • Solar panels still perform well on cloudy days because they collect solar radiation as well as direct sunlight.

  • Solar water systems are becoming increasingly popular with 2,000 installed every year with this number growing at around 30-40% annually.

  • Solar water systems can be used anywhere in the country.

  • For large users of hot water the solar water heating system can pay for itself in as little as 3 years.

  • Most manufacturers offer comprehensive warranties.

  • A solar collector can be installed to work with your existing hot water system

  • The average solar water heating system costs $5,000 to install and generates around $1,000 worth of power every year. This means that you will pay off the investment in approximately five years and after that you will be earning pure profit from your solar system (untaxable profit too!).


Save the environment and save yourself rich with a solar heating system!

The fossil fuels we have previously relied on are running out and the environmental impact of using these fuels is quickly becoming an international concern.projects_14_1.jpg

If coal usage continues to increase at current rates it is tipped by some to completely run out before the end of the century. Coal fired power plants only produce power at about 40% thermal efficiency which is an incredibly low production rate. Using fossil fuels to generate electricity is in large part responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, acidification of the earth’s oceans, air pollution, damage to land surfaces and ground level ozone.

In contrast, solar energy is completely clean, renewable and, best of all to some, free. Solar energy is a huge resource which has been largely untapped in New Zealand. Using solar energy to power your hot water system is excellent for the environment because it is a completely renewable and doesn’t require any human transportation, and it's also excellent for your back pocket!

Here’s why a solar hot water system could be one of the best financial investments you ever make.

Solar1_1.JPGUsing solar energy to power your water heating system can lower your energy bills and add value to your home.

Past customers have reported their power company ringing them and asking if their meter was broken because the hot water aspect of their water bill was $0 every month! Annual water heating expenses can make up roughly 40% of your power bill. A typical New Zealand family with a monthly bill of $250 could, by installing a solar hot water system, expect to save almost $1,000 per year on power. Coupled with a cash grant from EECA on every new approved solar water heating installation, you could save almost half the total installation cost (usually around $5,000) back in the first year alone! The long term savings of having a solar hot water system installed into a home could run into the tens of thousands of dollars. This will without a doubt add value to your home, helping to make it an extremely sought after property once it gets put on the market.

The sun is an abundant source of free, non polluting, and renewable carbon neutral energy 

Here's how you can take advantage of this valuable resource!


McBeth Plumbing and Gas is a proud supplier and installer of Azzuro Solar products which include a range of products suitable for almost any commercial or residential setting.

Azzuro systems are designed to fit your hot water needs, based on careful calculations on the number of people in your home or business and your hot water requirements. We have a number of experienced and qualified tradesmen who are highly capable of helping to find the perfect solar heating system for you.

Azzuro products are renowned for their reliability and longevity however to ensure their customers have complete piece of mind every product comes with a 7 year guarantee on all collectors (i.e. the solar energy collection panels). Azzuro solar panels are exceptionally well designed so we can often get in and make repairs with a minimum of fuss and without having to decommission the entire system.

Not only can Azzuro products help protect the environment by saving you up to 75% on water heating costs over the course of a year, but they are built for easy disassembly at the end of their life and a made from 100% recyclable materials. This makes sure that when they are eventually replaced there won't be any harmful materials left behind to pollute our environment.

Azzuro products have also been tried and tested in New Zealand so you can be sure that even on cloudy and overcast days you will get excellent performance. If you want more information or advice on solar heating for your home or business please don't hesitate to
contact us.

For a few examples of some of the Azzuro products available please visit the links at the top left of this page.

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