Solar Water Heating Simplified

Solar water heating works efficiently even in cloudy areas. Home Power Magazine recently ran an article that gives a simple overview of solar water heating systems (well, relatively simple). In the article, they examine various popular systems that have proven themselves reliable.

Solar Tubes: Very Efficient Heating

Apricus makes a unique solar hot water heater which is 30-40% more efficient than flat plate solar systems. The secret to the performance is the use of cylindrical evacuated glass tubes to absorb the heat from the sun. Because the tubes are cylindrical, there is always a surface area that is perpendicular to the sun. The tubes also house a …

AquaStar 240FX

Notes from Manufacturer: The AquaStar 240FX (Natural Gas or Propane) can supply 2 major hot water outlets at the same time at a rate of up to 5 gallons per minute. Can be vented vertically or horizontally to the outside. High efficiency rating of 83% and an Energy Factor of .84. Purchase from: TanklessWater.Com

Ariston Point-Of-Use Hot Water Heater

Designed and made in Italy, Ariston hot water heaters have a lot going for them. They plug in directly under the sink or wherever you want hot water. They produce hot water instantly — you don’t have to wait for the water to get hot (80 billion gallons of water is wasted annually in the U.S. this way). The hot …