solar water heaters
are a great way to ensure that your home has
warm water without running up your electricity
bill. The solar geysers
we supply's inner tank is insulated with 50mm
PU foam that helps conserve the warm water in
the tank even when not in active use. This system
helps to save you money by providing you with
heated water all year round as long as the sun
is shining of course. The average tank of a
heating system used by a family of 4 carries
between 150L - 200L of hot water and weights
water heaters are extremely popular in Cape
Town homes these days as Eskom's power rates
just keeps increasing. The price of fossil fuel
will also continue to increase; this is why
it is essential to turn to a earths only free
source of energy, the sun.
Do these solar heaters works in winter? Yes
they do. Most solar heaters come with black
absorbent surface that cover a glass layer.
Sunlight travels via the glass and heats up
the plate absorber. The heat is collected in
the glass, picked up by water and complemented
with an anti-freeze solution which runs through
heated water is then processed through a storage
tank where it resides until it is needed. A
well-insulated tank can continually supply you
with warm or hot water even when the sun has
gone down. The limiting factor during winter
is not necessarily the weather temperature but
the length of days.
winter days means the sun is angled towards
exuding low solar energy rays. But you can still
get warm water if you position your solar heating
system properly. A solar system could save you
as much as 85% of your current heating cost
if used consistently.
Remember that you do not have to depend fully
on the sun for your heated water. You can only
use it to complement your other heating needs.
In this vein, you cut back on your expenses
as long as the sun continues to shine. And when
you have a disruption in gas or your electric
stove, you have an option that you can use.
a price estimate here on a solar system