Solar domestic hot water (SDHW) systems collect and store the sun’s radiant energy to produce and store hot water for use in the kitchen, bath, and laundry. A solar hot water system can increase your property value by significantly reducing your home’s energy expense, is one of the most efficient uses of solar energy, and is a useful appliance for virtually every home.
If you are interested in installing a solar hot water heater on Long Island, contact Energy By Choice now—631-606-4176!
SDHW systems on Long Island use roof-mounted flat plate collector panels. Fluid in the collector, which is heated by the sun, is circulated into the house where it transfers its heat into the domestic water in an insulated tank. The fluid, now at a lower temperature, is pumped back to the roof to gather more heat. A thermostat indicates if additional backup heat is required to supplement the solar heated water.
The SDHW system used on Long Island is an active system with circulating pumps and controls. Passive systems are not typically used in climates where temperatures fall below freezing.
Solar water heaters require a well-insulated storage tank, similar to a conventional water heater, but with additional connections to and from the collector. In two-tank systems, the solar water heater preheats water before it enters the conventional water heater. In space-saving one-tank systems, the back-up heater is combined with the solar storage tank.
Learn more about how solar hot water works here.
Ensuring that your solar panels are working at their peak performance will allow you to fully enjoy all the benefits that come with using solar energy. We recommend having your solar hot water system inspected and tuned up every five years to keep it in perfect working order. When your solar system is working at its maximum potential, you can count on:
Is it time for you to have your solar water heater system tuned up? Contact Long Island’s local solar energy company: Energy By Choice—631-606-4176! Our full service contractors are ready to efficiently troubleshoot your system and return it to complete working order today.
Whether you need your solar water heater installed, tuned-up, or repaired, Energy By Choice has you covered! We are a full-service local Long Island solar company who cares about helping people get solar service in the way that makes the most sense for their individual circumstances.
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We are a residential solar energy company on Long Island that services Nassau and Suffolk counties, installing throughout the community towns of Huntington, Northport, Babylon, Smithtown, Oyster Bay, Hempstead, Riverhead, Islip, North Hempstead, Southampton and Brookhaven.