Change your misconceptions about solar water heating.

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Change your misconceptions about solar water heating.

Post  JeffDaniel on Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:50 pm

The main reason why people hesitate to purchase and install solar heating systems is because of the lack of knowledge about them. For ex; a misconception about solar hot water heating is that you must live in a warm climate for a solar panel to work well enough to heat water. This is not true. Solar panels don't operate with heat, they operate by collection light. And as long as there's light enough to walk around outside, your solar hot water heating solution will be collecting energy.

Another misconception about the way solar hot water heating works is that the sun is directly heating the water. So people think that if there is no sun, there’s no hot water. This is another mistake. Solar hot water heating systems actually collect the solar energy and then warm the water with the electricity generated by the solar hot water heating solution.

There is some energy storage with any professionally designed and installed solar hot water heating system, allowing you to shower anytime of day or night with adequate hot water. This is also true in the winter. Even though it is freezing outside, there is lots of light and this means the solar hot water heating system will work well even in this cold climate.

To clear up your misconceptions, you can always avail the help of a Solar hot water queensland company in your area. With their professional expertise and years of experience, they will be able to clear any doubt you might have regarding solar heating systems.

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Re: Change your misconceptions about solar water heating.

Post  Jono_h on Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:10 pm

Yes, but isn't your domestic hot water requirement a tiny proportion of your total hot water requirement, when you consider central heating as well?

Whilst you may be able to fufill a proportion of your hot water needs through solar heating, the times when you are most likely to have your heating on will be dark.

I'm still not convinced that the payback makes it worthwhile.

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