Rheem Hiline Solar Hot Water Range
The Rheem Hiline series is a fantastic hot water heating option for warmer tropical climates such as Queensland. This is because it has no frost protection included, so southern states with colder winters would not be recommended for this hot water unit. However, the premier range of Hiline solar hot water heaters does have frost protection for colder climates. There are two separate ranges of Rheem Hiline hot water systems, each with their own individual selection of models within. The basic range, the Rheem Hiline has four models available whilst the Rheem Hiline Premiere has added features and 3 separate models. The Rheem Hiline series has four models, these are:
The main difference between these models is the tank size, with the 160 and 180 being ideal for 1-2 people and the 300 being ideal for up to 5 people. All models use a thermosiphon method to heat water. This means that water is stored in tubes that are exposed to direct sunlight in order to heat the water. However, in periods of little sunlight, the water can be heated by an electric or gas powered booster.
This is where the other big difference in these models comes into play. The ’L’ models do not come standard with a booster system, however, they do give you a choice between a gas or electric boosting system to attach to it. Meanwhile the ‘S’ series comes standard with an electric booster system.
Overall, the Hiline series is a great option for warmer, tropical climates with good quality drinking water.