Solar water heaters, also called solar domestic hot water systems, can be a cost-effective way to generate hot water for your home. They are used in any climate, and the fuel they use is free sunshine.
Sizing a Solar Water Heater System
Sizing your solar water heating system involves determining the total collector area as well as the storage volume you’ll need to meet. Consider the people living at your house and their hot water needs.
Contractors usually follow a guideline of around 20 square feet of collector area for each of the first two family members. For each additional person, add 8 square feet.
A small (50to 60-gallon) storage tank is usually sufficient for 1-3 people. A medium (80-gallon) storage tank works well for 3 to 4 people. A large tank is appropriate for 4 to 6 people.
To prevent overheating in active systems, the size of the solar storage tank increases with the size of the collector-typically 1.5 gallons per square foot of collector.
Financing a Solar Water Heating System
Solar water heating systems usually cost more to purchase and install than conventional water heating systems. However, a solar water heater can usually save you money in the long run.
On average, if you install a solar water heater, your water heating bills should drop 50%–80%. Also, because the sun is free, you’re protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes.
There are more reasons why using solar hot water systems is a great idea, but the most important thing is you get the right company to install solar hot water systems for you.
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