Solar hot water heating systems can have a big effect on your home and your monthly heating bills. Solar energy is renewable, clean and free, which means that by using a solar hot water heater you can save a lot of money compared to traditional systems, and protect the environment at the same time. This combination of clean and cost-effective energy has made solar hot water heaters very popular in recent years. However, there is a lot of choice available when it comes to solar water heaters, and not every option will suit every homeowner. There are solar hot water heaters that work in combination with traditional heaters. There are systems that can operate alone. Some hot water heaters are inexpensive and offer minor savings on bills, and some are more expensive but offer bigger savings. What’s important is that you find the system that meets your needs.
Solar Hot Water Heater Choices
One of the most common forms solar hot water heaters is the pre-heater. Pre-heaters do not replace traditional hot water heaters, but rather work with them, warming up the water so that the other heater doesn’t have to work as hard. It’s actually quite an effective combination. That being said, even though the pre-heaters work well and usually aren’t too expensive, the savings will not be as big as with other solar heating systems. Passive solar hot water heaters are low-tech systems that often have no moving parts and/or do not require electricity to operate. Passive systems can often be as simple as a glass-topped boiler left out to be heated by sunlight. Such systems will work much like a pre-heater – they will do some of the work and aren’t expensive, but the savings won’t be very dramatic. Finally there are active solar water heaters. Active systems account for a wide array of more modern, hi-tech solar water heaters. Active systems can be more expensive and often use solar thermal panels, but they offer much better savings on monthly bills.
SunPump Hot Water And Space Heating
SunPump is a comprehensive home and hot water solar heating system. It’s an active system that uses solar thermal panels, but unlike virtually every other solar hot water heater on the market, SunPump specialises both in space heating and hot water heating. This means that the SunPump will heat your entire home as well as your water, completey replacing your old heating system. As a solar heating system, SunPump offers homeowners considerable savings on monthly heating bills, both for space and water heating bills. What’s more, SunPump offers night and day 24 hours heating, a real breakthrough for solar heating. This is made possible by incorporating parts of a heat pump hot water heater into the design of the SunPump. A heat pump is like a refrigerator running in reverse, and they efficiently can generate heat in almost any situation – at night, in cold, cloudy or snowy weather. This allows the SunPump keep working all day and all night, and even when the panels are covered by snow.
The combination of 24 hour heating with space and hot water heating has set SunPump apart from its competition. Homeowners can expect to see major savings on monthly bills, and within just a few years the system will have paid for itself entirely. This leaves the homeowner with years of reduced bills that really should be considered pure profit. If you’re interested in finding out more about SunPump, you can click here for a free online brochure or here to see how SunPump can add as much as $30,000 to your home’s resale value.