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APRICUS: providing the highest quality solar hot water systems

APRICUS is lightweight and durable in design, has excellent cold weather performance and is frost protected without the use of chemicals. Evacuated tubes passively tract the sun. The entire system is low maintenance in design. This company is Australian-owned and offers a 15-year warranty on roof components.

Save up to 80% on your hot water energy use when compared to an electric storage hot water system. Reduce your household carbon emissions and produce free hot water from the sun.
How it works?

Step 1: Sunlight strikes the dark absorber coating inside the evacuated tube.

Step 2: The heat pipe transfers the heat up to the copper header pipe located in the insulated manifold box.

Step 3: A circulator moves water from the storage tank to the copper header pipe warming the water. The solar heated water is then pushed down into the storage tank for use.
Solar Hot Water
Solar hot water systems harness light and heat directly from the sun, a renewable, free source of energy, to dramatically reduce electricity consumption. By using energy from the sun you can heat your water and reduce your energy bills! Best of all, using solar energy to heat water does not produce any harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Mackies have partnered with Apricus Australia, Australia’s leading evacuated tube solar hot water supplier. Together we aim to provide solar hot water systems that are of the highest quality, competitively priced, and all backed by superior after-sales service and warranties.

Why is Apricus the first choice for solar hot water?
  • 15-Year warranty on roof collectors
  • 15-Year warranty on stainless steel storage tanks
  • 10-Year warranty on glass lined storage tanks
  • Lightweight, no cranes or re-enforcing required
  • Frost protected, without the use of glycol
Apricus solar hot water systems are suitable for residential & commercial hot water applications.
Solar Ready Tanks
Get Hot Water Now... Add Solar Later

The Apricus Solar Ready Tanks (SRT) are perfect for emergency hot water situations, replacing an ageing, in-efficient electric hot water tank or in some cases for new home builds on a budget. The Apricus 'Solar Ready Tank' will work just like an electric hot water system until you are ready to go solar.
German Engineered – Designed For Australian Conditions
For over 85 years, Stiebel Eltron has been developing innovative hot water solutions with a direct focus on quality and energy efficiency. Engineered and manufactured in Germany the Stiebel Eltron was specifically designed for Australian conditions to provide reliable and energy efficient hot water.

The heat pump works through utilising the ambient air temperature and converting this to usable energy to create hot water. A heat pump essentially works in a similar way to a refrigerator, only in reverse. Compressors and fans account for the much of the energy used in this process.

For an obligation-free quote, pop into our showroom or call us today…
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