Solar Water Heaters in Media, PA
Providing Delaware County with Efficient Hot Water Systems
Solar 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. This is in part because they are cost-effective to install and do not take up vast amounts of space. Once the solar 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.
Looking for Media solar water heater service and installation? Contact Cool It Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule your free estimate.
What Type of Solar Water Heater Is Right for You?
There is a wide variety of solar 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.
The types of solar water heaters include:
Active: 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.
Passive: 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 water heater technician on our team will help you identify which model is right for your space.
Reliable Service You Can Trust
At Cool It Heating and 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 water heater services such as Media solar water heater installation, and solar water heater repair.
When you are ready to get started, call us at (610) 534-8771 today! We’ll help you find the right model for your needs.