If you are looking for a green, environment friendly solution to heating water for your home, you might consider a solar water heater. These do not require gas or electricity to heat the water, making it an energy efficient option that saves you money in the long run. If you are interested in having a solar water heater installed in Buffalo, NY or Tonawanda, NY, call The Plumber today at (716) 894-4382.
Types of Solar Water Heater Systems
Solar water heater systems are built as either an active or passive system. Since New York has such cold winters, the most common system would use circulation system to prevent water from freezing up the pipes. An indirect circulation system utilizes an anti-freeze fluid to keep water flowing through the system during the winter. Most solar heating systems will use a storage tank, sometimes a traditional water heater, to store the water in once it is heated. A traditional water heater is common option so that you have a reliable backup system when there is not enough sunlight to keep a steady supply of hot water.
Benefits of Solar Water Heaters
Besides being energy efficient and saving you money on utility bills, there are several benefits of using a solar water heater system.
Less repairs – Since a solar powered system isn’t going to use natural gas and rarely uses electrical components, there is less cause for repairs. The most common problem to look out for with a solar water heater is frozen pipelines during the winter.
Less maintenance requirements – They will still need to be cleaned to prevent scaling and mineral buildup, but most solar heating units will only require maintenance every five years or so.
Longer lifespan – Because they require less maintenance and repairs, solar water heaters can last up to thirty years. This is much longer than a traditional water heater which is expected to last only eight to twelve years at most.
If you would like a solar water heater installed in Buffalo, NY or Tonawanda, NY then contact us at (716) 894-4382. We offer professional water heater services so you get a fully operational and reliable system.