Going green with solar water heaters

Posted by on Jan 24, 2014 in Posts

Going green with solar water heaters

If somebody asks to be energy efficient with saving of money also; the best way is to go green. That means replace less efficient conventional appliances with green options. For example replace your conventional water heater with a tankless water heater, because a conventional water heater constantly heats a complete storage tank of the heater due to which a lot of energy is wasted in maintaining heating levels. At present, many eco-friendly hot water heaters are available, out of which any can be selected according to the requirement.

Tankless Water Heaters:

As indicated by name, no tank is used in tankless water heaters. They provide hot water as and when required, and hence also known as a demand type unit. Tankless water heaters heated water when it passes through the heating coils contained in the unit. As it does not contain any storage tank, space as well as energy is saved which further lead to reduction of energy bills and saving of money.

Solar Water Heaters:

Solar water heater is the best model of green energy. They convert solar energy into heat energy for making water warm. These heaters can be used everywhere and in any climate without any fuel/ electricity. A typical solar water heater consists of solar collector panels containing tubes or coils which are placed in an area of abundant sunlight where it collects the Sun energy and transfers it to water for making it warm.

There are two types of System. One is called Passive and another is Active. In a passive system, natural circulation is used for flow of water where water when gets hot, have a tendency to rise upward and collects in a storage tank. While in Active system, forced circulation is used through an external pump, for hot water circulation.

This means you require reviewing the various systems that are accessible to select the best option to satisfy your hot water needs. You may also require fixing a support system to supply hot water on cloudy days and when requirement has surpassed the supply of hot water that is available.

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