If you think that solar energy is only for electricity, think again. With high quality solar hot water heater installation, maintenance and repair service from EB Design Air Inc. you can heat the water in your home in a sustainable, affordable way. To learn more about the installation and operation of solar hot water heaters, call EB Design Air Inc. today. We have the answers to all of your questions.
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How Do Solar Hot Water Heaters Work?
Solar hot water heater systems are comprised of a storage tank and solar collectors, which absorb the solar energy needed to heat the water in your home. There are two solar hot water heater systems to choose from, active and passive. It is important that you choose the right style for your personal hot water needs, so discuss these options with a professional to ensure the right decisions are made for efficient and effective operation.
Active Solar Hot Water Heater Systems
In an active solar hot water heating system there are two options. Direct circulation pumps circulate water through the solar collectors and into your home. Indirect circulation systems pump a heat transfer fluid which will not freeze through the collectors and a heat exchanger, making them a better choice for areas with frequent freezing temperatures. If you’re unsure which active solar water heating system is right for your home the experts at EB Design Air Inc. are happy to help with the decision making process.
Passive Solar Water Heating Systems
If you’re looking for a generally cheaper solar water heating system, you may want to consider the installation of a passive hot water heater system by EB Design Air Inc. for your home. While they are usually not as efficiency as active solar water heating systems, passive systems can actually be more reliable and offer longer lifespans. If your home requires significant hot water needs a passive system may be the right choice for you. Again, there are two basic types of this solar hot water heater style.
Integral collector–storage passive systems are a good choice for homes in areas where temperatures are not often below freezing. Thermosiphon systems require the collector to be installed below the storage tank in order for warm water to rise into the tank as cooler water sinks. They are generally more expensive than Integral collector–storage passive systems.
Solar Water Heater System Installation and Maintenance
There are a lot of factors that affect the installation of your solar hot water heater, including exposure to sunlight, climate and building codes. To keep everything straight it is important to work with a solar hot water heating specialist such as those at EB Design Air Inc.. Call today for more information about the installation process.
Once you solar water heater has been installed, regular maintenance is important to keep everything operating properly. Don’t let small problems cause big headaches due to maintenance negligence. Set up a regular maintenance program with the solar water heater experts at EB Design Air Inc.. We’ll keep everything working properly.