Solar Hot Water
Domestic hot water is the second highest energy cost in the typical household.
In fact, in some homes and businesses, it can be the highest energy expenditure. Solar water heating can now reduce your domestic water heating costs by as much as 65%. Additionally, in some commercial applications, hot water heated by the sun can be used to generate electricity.
Solar hot water systems have a level of complexity that requires installation by a very experienced contractor. Mediterranean has been installing Solar Hot Water Systems since the 1970’s.
How They Work
Residential systems are either passive or active systems, using either circulation pumps or heat driven convection to circulate water and heating fluid. Systems are equipped with solar collectors, storage tanks, supplemental heating sources, electronic monitoring and controlling equipment.
Today’s systems are very intuitive, and are able to monitor heat loss and have ways to combat freezing overnight temperatures. All of these commercial and residential systems are extremely low maintenance, and provide very significant monthly savings over typical gas heated domestic water.
Utility company rebates and Federal Tax Credits are at all-time highs for people considering the switch to Solar Hot Water.
Schedule a free estimate with one of Mediterranean’s experts in our Solar Division provide you with more information on how a Solar Hot Water System might help your family to reduce your monthly utility expense.