Solar Thermal System

Solar Water Heater Installation Experts Serving New York

Solar thermal system installed in Webster, The Finger Lakes

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.

Solar energy can be used in several ways: We can show you how!

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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Renewable energy and solar energy specialists in The Finger Lakes

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.

We service Ithaca, Rochester, Syracuse, Webster, Lansing, Fairport, Auburn, Cortland, Canandaigua, Pittsford, and more!

A solar water heating system can cut water heating costs by up to 80%!

It's not difficult to understand why solar water systems are so popular. Just consider the following advantages:

  • Solar domes hot water systems have a long and successful track record. The first roof-mounted solar thermal collectors were developed over a century ago! Today's systems are efficient, reliable, and designed to provide many years of trouble-free savings.
  • A solar thermal hot water system is usually less expensive to install than a solar PV system. Local and federal incentives can reduce installation costs even further.
  • With rising energy costs, solar thermal hot water systems offer serious savings. Water heating can account for 15% or more of total energy use, so cutting this expense by up to 80% translates to hundreds of dollars per year.
  • "Green" features improve home value. Research done by the National Association of Home Builders shows that homes with energy-saving features sell faster and for higher prices than homes without such features.

How it works: Closed-loop solar thermal heating is the most common

Closed-loop solar water heater in New York

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.

Contact us to install an energy efficient water heater in your home today!

We are your trusted source for efficient water heater installation and a wide range of other energy-saving services.

Call 1-833-844-2622 or contact us online to schedule a free home inspection and solar thermal system estimate in Syracuse, Ithaca, Rochester, , and all surrounding cities and towns throughout The Finger Lakes.

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865 County Road 6
Phelps, NY 14532

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Ithaca, NY 14850

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Liverpool, NY 13088

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Rochester, NY 14623
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