Solar water heating systems are fantastic ways of saving money. Solar energy is clean and renewable – a free source of heat that can easily replace oil or gas for hot water heating. However, today there is lots of choice between different solar hot water heating systems. There are pre-heaters and passive systems that work together with traditional heating systems. There are also a wide variety of ‘active’ solar water heating systems that can heat your hot water without assistance from another heating system. What puts SunPump ahead of the rest?
Solar Water Heating With SunPump
The most important difference with SunPump and other solar water heaters is that SunPump is a space heating system as well as a solar water heating system. The SunPump heats your entire home, including your hot water. Effectively this doubles your opportunity for savings: you save money on the cost of heating water, but you save even more on your home heating bills. What’s more, SunPump is a primary heating system, which means that it can heat your home and your water 24 hours a day, without needing help from another heating system.
We are very proud to have created a solar powered primary heating system, because in doing so we have solved one of the most basic problems that has held solar heating back for decades: how to heat a home with solar power when the weather is bad and after the sun has set? The answer required combining SunPump’s solar thermal panels with parts of a heat pump hot water heater. Heat pumps work by using a refrigerant to move heat from outside a home to inside, and they work perfectly well at night, in extreme cold or very bad weather. Combining a heat pump with a solar heating system creates a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. The solar panels are boosted by the heat pump during the day, and by night, if extra heating is needed, the heat pump side of the SunPump can easily pick up the slack. It’s an ingenious innovation that has yet to be matched by solar heating systems in North America.
Save Money And Add Value To Your Home With SunPump
Having a solar thermal primary heating system that takes care of space and hot water heating means massive savings on monthly bills compared to traditional heating systems. A SunPump will pay for itself in savings within just a few years, and with just one moving part, it lasts for decades. This means you can expect many additional years of savings long after the SunPump has paid for itself. In fact, the SunPump is so efficient and cost-effective that they have become highly desirable in and of themselves. Studies have shown that a SunPump can add up to $30,000 to a home’s resale value. Effectively this added value grants homeowners an instant return on investment. At SunPump, we believe that the best way of helping the environment is to create a heating system that is cost-effective as well as clean. The SunPump solar heating system achieves both of these goals, paving the way for a new generation of high-efficiency, cost-effective, environmentally friendly heating systems.