Solar Hot Water Heaters Services in the Delaware Valley
Professional Solar Hot Water Heater Services in Media, PA and Delaware County
Using alternative sources of energy in homes and commercial can save you money and improve the efficiency of your home. Solar hot water heaters are a great place to use this abundant energy source. In part this is due to the fact that they are cost–effective to install and do not take up vast amounts of space. Once the solar hot water heater installation is completed, it receives a majority of the energy it needs from the sun, which means that you will rapidly see the benefits of lower water heating costs.
Types of Solar Water Heaters
There is a wide variety of solar hot water heaters currently on the market which utilize slightly different technologies to operate. Note that the amount of hot water a solar water heater can produce is directly dependent on the type and size of the system, how much sun is available, whether it was properly installed, and the tilt angle and orientation of the solar collectors.
Active versus Passive Systems
An active system uses an electric pump to circulate the heat–transfer fluid. It is slightly more expensive but it is much more efficient, the storage tanks can be placed indoors so as to reduce heat loss, and you have an increased amount of control over the system.
A passive system uses no pump but relies on heat–driven convection or heat pipes to circulate fluid through the system. It costs less and there is little maintenance needed, but it has less efficiency and overheating and freezing are concerns when temperatures are extreme.
Direct (Open Loop) versus Indirect (Closed Loop) Systems
An open–loop/direct system circulates the water through a collector. It is less expensive but it offers little to no overheat protection, little to no freeze protection, and the collectors may accumulate scale in areas with hard water. Fixes to these issues are available, but will incur additional costs.
A closed–loop/indirect system uses a heat–transfer fluid such as water or diluted anti–freeze to collect heat in addition to a heat exchanger to transfer the heat to the water. It is slightly more expensive, but does offer protection against freezing and overheating.
You can have any combination of these technologies, which means a large variety of solar water heaters to choose from. A knowledgeable solar hot water heater technician can easily help you identify which is right for your space.
Solar Hot Water Heater Installation, Replacement, Maintenance and Repair Services in Delaware County
A Cool It Heating and Air Conditioning we have solar water heater installation and repair specialists who can ensure that the water used in your home or office is heated as efficiently as possible. We are proud to supply quality solar hot water heater services such as solar water heater installation, and solar hot water heater repair in the Greater Delaware County area.
We provide services in Media, Swarthmore, Springfield, Boothwyn, and throughout the Delaware Valley.