Solar Water Heaters in Media, PA by Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning

Solar hot water heaters save money and improve the overall efficiency of your home. They also make you more self-reliant, which is never a bad thing in our opinion. In part this is because they are cost-effective to install and do not take up vast amounts of space. Once the solar hot water heater installation is completed, it receives a majority of the energy it needs from the sun, which means that you will rapidly see the benefits of lower water heating costs by tapping this abundant energy source.

Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning provides exceptional solar water heater services throughout the greater Media, PA area. Call us today to schedule service with one of our professionals.

What Type of Solar Water Heater is Right for You?

There is a wide variety of solar hot water heaters currently on the market which utilize slightly different technologies to operate. Note that the amount of hot water a solar water heater can produce is directly dependent on the type and size of the system, how much sun is available, whether it was properly installed, and the tilt angle and orientation of the solar collectors.


An active system uses an electric pump to circulate the heat-transfer fluid. It is slightly more expensive but it is much more efficient, the storage tanks can be placed indoors so as to reduce heat loss, and you have an increased amount of control over the system.


A passive system uses no pump but relies on heat-driven convection or heat pipes to circulate fluid through the system. It costs less and there is little maintenance needed, but it has less efficiency, and overheating and freezing are concerns when temperatures are extreme.

Open loop/direct

An open-loop/direct system circulates the water through a collector. It is less expensive but it offers little to no overheat protection, little to no freeze protection, and the collectors may accumulate scale in areas with hard water. Fixes to these issues are available, but will incur additional costs.

Closed loop/indirect

A closed-loop/indirect system uses a heat-transfer fluid such as water or diluted anti-freeze to collect heat in addition to a heat exchanger to transfer the heat to the water. It is slightly more expensive, but does offer protection against freezing and overheating.

You can have any combination of these technologies, which means a large variety of solar water heaters to choose from. A knowledgeable solar hot water heater technician on our team will help you identify which model is right for your space.

Our Solar Water Heater Services

At Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning we have solar water heater installation and repair specialists who can ensure that the water used in your home or office is heated as efficiently as possible. We are proud to supply quality solar hot water heater services such as solar water heater installation, and solar hot water heater repair.