Understand the Basics of How Residential Solar Heaters Work
What would you respond if someone told you that you could save money on your monthly electricity costs while also helping the environment? It may sound too good to be true, but investing in a solar water heater can provide you with precisely that. You’ll have access to renewable, clean, limitless, and absolutely free energy!
We’ve been working on solar water heaters for more than 35 years at The Stanley Louis Company, and we can help you select the appropriate solution for your requirements.
Solar water heaters: the ins and outs
The essential concept of operation is the same regardless of whatever solar water heater a homeowner installs. Water will flow into a solar collector from your supply line. The water is then heated by the sun’s radiation. The hot water is then pumped into an insulated storage tank. The water remains where it is — and remains hot – until it is required.
Solar water heaters differ from one another
While all solar water heaters operate on the same principles, this does not imply that they are all the same. In reality, there might be significant variances. Without your water heater system, you may, for example, select how water moves. If you pick an active solar water heater, water will be moved from your supply line to the collector and then to the storage tank through an electric pump.
A passive solar water heater, on the other hand, makes use of the fact that hot water rises to transport heated water from your collection to your tank. As a result, the collector must be positioned above the tank. This one may be a better alternative for some because it does not require electricity to transfer the water, but it is not suitable for all situations – for example, if the tank is not to be placed above the collector.
We can assist you in selecting the best solar water heater for your needs
When you engage with The Stanley Louis Company, we’ll evaluate your situation and inform you of your alternatives as well as our recommendations. For instance, we usually advise clients who want a solar pool warmer to go with an active system. It may then transport water from a collector on the roof of a house to the pool. Please contact us at 800-217-6527 for professional guidance and to learn more about your choices.
Do you need to get your solar water heater repaired? We can assist you!
Solar water heaters need specific knowledge and expertise. While your local plumber may be eager to come out and diagnose your solar water heater, they won’t have the same level of expertise as The Stanley Louis Company‘s solar professionals. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can reach us at any time, even in an emergency.