Installing a Solar Hot Water system is the single most effective action you can take to reduce your power use and help the environment. In fact, an average electric hot water system accounts for over 20% or 30% of a household power bill. Solar Hot Water will not only give you great returns it will also reduce carbon emissions.
Evacuated tube solar collectors are a popular choice in the business and residential market due to low maintenance design, high efficiency and lightweight construction.
The process of how the evacuated tube solar collectors work is simple. They capture the sun’s light and heat energy, which is then transferred into hot water as the circulator pushes water through the collectors. The heat is then stored in a tank, which continuously heats throughout the day, you can then draw hot water from the storage tank ready for immediate use. The electric booster is there to ensure hot water on days of poor weather; this boosting can come from gas or electricity, and what better way of boosting your system than with excess electricity from your solar power system.
Whilst Solar Hot Water is the most efficient way to heat your water using the sun’s free energy, not all homes are suitable for Solar. Solar Water heaters require panels or collectors on your roof and are not very efficient in cases where the roof is shaded. If you want the benefits of solar but without using the premium roof space then a Heat Pump hot water system could be for you.
Heat Pumps use highly efficient air conditioning technology to extract heat from the surrounding air and transfer it to water in the storage tank, this process can work day or night, in sunshine and rain, all year round.
Plus installation is quick and easy. The Heat Pump can usually be installed in the same location as an outdoor electric water heater and connected up to the existing plumbing and electrical connections, making it a great replacement for an existing electric water heater.
Solar Powered Homes will help you decide which Hot Water solution is best for you plus assist you in receiving the financial benefit from your STCs as a point of sale discount.