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Major savings on the roof. The collector for a solar hot water system can be mounted on just about any roof with good solar exposure.
Think about what happens when a car sits in the sun all day. The dashboard and seats can get too hot to touch, while the air inside the car becomes hotter than the air outside. It's a powerful display of the sun's radiant energy. A solar thermal system harnesses the sun's energy in a very similar way. An insulated, glass-faced solar collector is filled with black-painted tubing and interior surfaces that absorb solar heat and use it to heat water for washing.
The two primary forms of solar energy are solar thermal and solar electric, the production of heat and the production of electricity, respectively. Solar thermal includes pool heating, space heating, and domestic water heating, as well as many other applications. It generally costs far less than solar electric, or photovoltaic (PV) installations, and the payback is much quicker.
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Is a solar water heater right for your house? To find out, schedule a free evaluation and solar water heater installation estimate with Halco. We are your local experts for water heater replacement and repair services.
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It's not difficult to understand why solar water systems are so popular. Just consider the following advantages:
In a closed-loop solar thermal system, an antifreeze solution circulates between the solar collector and a heat exchanger in the hot water tank. This approach allows the system to function year-round, with no danger of damage due to freezing weather.
When the antifreeze in the collector reaches a certain temperature, a control module activates a pump to move the hot fluid through the heat exchanger to heat the water in the tank. When solar heat is limited or unavailable, water in the tank can be heated by an electric heating element or a tankless water heater.
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Call 1-833-844-2622 or contact us online to schedule a free home inspection and solar thermal system estimate in Syracuse, Ithaca, Rochester, Penfield, Geneva, Brockport, Spencerport, Hilton, and all surrounding cities and towns throughout The Finger Lakes.
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