Solar energy from the Sun is transformed to heat energy and heaters working on this principle are known as solar heaters. Many homeowners are patronizing such heaters as they make a very effective and affordable means of heating water without causing any pollution in the environment.
The Way It Works
Such heaters need solar collectors and tanks for storing water. Their working is very simple. The solar collectors are installed on rooftops of homes to collect maximum of sunrays and assign them to pipes filled with water that gets heated in the process. The water so heated is stocked up in storage tanks.
Most of the heaters use gas or electricity for heating water, but solar heaters don’t require either of the two.
There are two types of water heaters: the active water heaters and the passive water heaters. The former can be used under any climatic condition, including sub-zero… Continue reading
When attempting to select a solar water heater there are a number of things that you need to look into.
What is the geography of your area like? What kind of circulation system do you plan to have in your water heater? Do you want to have an active or a passive solar water heater?
These are all going to prove to be important things to consider when you are purchasing or making the upgrade to a solar water heater.
If your geographic location is poor for solar power, then you obviously do not want to buy a solar water heater. If you do not get a lot of sunlight or your house is surrounded by trees then this would not provide enough heat for your water heater to work properly.
If your area is prone to a lot of cloudy weather like England or the northwestern United States, then… Continue reading
A heater that uses the sun energy to warm water is commonly known as a solar hot water heater. It is the best home appliance from environmental and economic perspectives.
This is because it does not pollute the atmosphere and is highly cost effective due to the use of the free source of energy – the sun.
A consumer always buys the commodity that offers him pros for the longer time period and the solar hot water heater has this quality. A high initial cost of the solar water heaters misleads some irrational consumers.
Undoubtedly, its early cost is higher as compared to the other heaters like electric, etc. However, after initial charges its life and advantages are much wider in a range than that of the other’s.
This is so because after paying low preliminary cost for the electric heaters you need to pay an extra cost for electricity… Continue reading