Solar Water Heater Jupiter | How Do Solar Water Heaters Work?

Solar water heaters are only becoming more popular as their benefits become more widely known. They save significant costs on your monthly electric bill, they help the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels, and with tax rebates, the upfront cost becomes even more affordable. So how does a solar water heater Jupiter work?

 

Passive Systems

Solar water heaters are made up of two parts: the solar collector and storage tank. There are two different ways that solar water heaters can utilize these parts, with the simpler one being a passive system. Passive Systems have the storage tank being heated directly by the solar collector. Then, the hot water moves throughout the house simply due to natural forces. These systems are good for people that mainly need their hot water during daylight hours.

 

Active Systems

Active systems are more technical, but more common due to their increased efficiency. These systems pump the water throughout the house using controls and electrical pumps. These types of systems can become very complex. A specific type of active system called an indirect system, uses the solar panels to heat up a “heat transfer” fluid. This fluid is then used to maintain the heat of the water in the storage tank. Because of this, they are best for people in extremely cold weather where freezing is common.

How does a solar water heater Jupiter work?

How Can A Solar Water Heater Jupiter Work for You?

At Abundant Energy, we are the experts on all things solar. If you’d like to learn more about how solar water heating can work for you, contact us for a consultation.