Three Things You Will Want To Know Before Installing Solar Water Heater On Your Home

If you want to have affordable solar energy for your home, having a solar water heater installed is a great solution. These heaters can be used for water heaters, as well as thermal storage for use in heating systems. It is also a more affordable solution than having solar panels installed to collect electricity because of the material and labor costs of PV panels. If you want to have green solar energy for your home, here are some things that you may want to know about solar water heaters:

1. Panel Collectors For An Affordable Solar Heating Solution

If you want to have an affordable solution for solar water heating for your home, panel collectors are great. These collectors have a panel with a circuit of pipes in them to heat the water. They are not the best performing panels available, but they are very affordable. They can be connected to conventional water heaters to reduce the energy that is needed to heat the water for your home.

2. Evacuative Tube Solar Heaters For A More Efficient System

Evacuated tube water heaters are another type of solar water heater, and one of the most efficient systems available. These systems use pipes that are enclosed in evacuated tubes to heat the water for your home. They can even heat water on cloudy days and when the temperatures are very cold. This is an ideal solar water heater if you want to have a more practical solution, but it will cost a little more than the panel collectors.

3. Choosing The Best Hot Water And Thermal Storage Solutions 

You will also need to have a storage solution for your solar water heaters. Some systems, like evacuated tube collectors, often have a rooftop mounted tank. If you want to make your system more low profile, you may want to consider thermal storage tanks, which can help to improve the efficiency of your system and connect it to things like your home heating system. This is also something that you may want to do if you are going to connect panel collectors to a conventional water heater.

These are some of the things that you may want to know about having solar water heaters installed on your home. If you are ready to add solar energy to your home, contact Davidson's Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning and ask them how they can help you with a solar water heater installation.