Solar hot water systems harness the energy of the sun to significantly reduce utility costs associated with heating water for bathing, washing clothing and cleaning dishes without using polluting fossil fuels. In addition to monthly utility savings, solar hot water systems can increase the value of your home when it comes time to sell.

Heat trapping solar collectors are positioned outdoors in a south facing location. Collectors may be mounted on the ground, on an elevated structure or on the roof. A glycol solution is heated by the sun and circulated with small pumps through a heat exchanger in a water storage tank located inside the house. Synergy designs and installs solar hot water systems which can be used to heat domestic hot water by taking into account the placement of the collectors, the orientation of the home and the amount of available open space avoiding shade. Solar hot water can also be combined with radiant heating systems to allow more efficient heating of thermal mass for space heating.

Featured Vendors:
Heat Transfer Products
Sun Earth Solar Collectors

Sites of Interest:
Flat Plate v Evacuated Tubes [SunEarth]
Plate or Evacuated Tube [HeatSpring]
Solar Choices [Contractor]

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