A Green Power Solar hot water system is more affordable and provides greater energy output, dollar-for- dollar, than any other form of renewable energy for your home. Solar hot water systems can be used for almost any type of hot water need. The most common usages are for:
1. Domestic hot water (showers, tubs, dishwashers, washing machines, etc.)
2. Space heating water (radiant floors, radiators, conventional forced air)
3. Pool and Spa Heating
In the solar industry, a solar hot water system is referred to as a “solar thermal system”. Because the majority of homes use fossil fuel to heat water, a solar thermal system is a great way to reduce the cost of your home’s gas bill. A Green Power Solar thermal system can reduce your annual hot water cost by 80%, and payback can take place in as little as four years.
There are various ways to implement solar thermal systems. It depends how much hot water is needed and for what purpose. It will also depend on the existing equipment, the climate zone and many more factors.
JMT Mechanical/Solar is your Green Power Solar energy dealer and we will be able to determine the most efficient way to address your solar thermal system needs. The great thing about most Green Power Solar thermal residential systems is that they usually only require two panels. This makes the installation very cost-effective, quick, and requires very little space. Again, return-on-investment can be very fast.
Solar Thermal is in contrast to the electricity producing system which is referred to as a “photo voltaic system” or “PV system.” A PV system is used to reduce your home’s electric bill. It is quite common for homeowners to use both types of Green Power Solar systems, solar PV and solar thermal, to dramatically reduce their total energy costs for both gas and electric.