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How They Work

Solar water heating systems are comprised of solar collectors and storage tanks.  There are two types of solar water heating systems:

Active - have circulating controls and pumps which transfer the water from the collector to the storage tank

Passive – have no moving parts and work based on the principle of convection (cold water sinks and water rises)

Most solar water heaters require the use of a well-insulated storage tank.  Solar storage tanks have an additional inlet and outlet connected to and from the collector.  In the two-tank systems, the solar water heater pre-heats the water before it enters the conventional water heater.  In the one-tank system, the back-up heater is used in conjunction with the solar storage in one tank.


Solar Hot Water

With the continually rising costs of energy and the possibility of ongoing shortages in the future, there is no better time to think about converting your home to solar energy as a power source than now.  One of the best ways to produce hot water are by using a solar hot water heater that Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort currently offers their customers and installs for them.  Most importantly, you’ll be “going green” and doing your part to protect the environment.

Advantages and benefits of using a solar hot water heater

Harnessing the sun’s power as a renewable source of energy is gaining in popularity globally.  In the US alone, there are currently over 300,000 solar hot water heaters in operation and that number is growing all the time.  Here are the primary reasons behind their ever-growing popularity:

-Adds value to your home

-Environmentally-friendly (make a difference by helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and your dependency on your electric or gas water heater)

-Extends the expected life of your residential hot water tank by dramatically reducing scaling

-Qualifies for the 30% Federal tax credit

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-Solar energy is cost-effective and enables you to reduce your energy bills (using a solar hot water heater saves the homeowner up to 50% in hot water heating costs)

-Solar hot water heaters can be used in any climate

-The sun is an available and renewable energy source

One of the most overlooked advantages and benefits of using solar power is the positive impact this has on our environment.  The solar hot water heaters that Sierra Pacific Home and Comfort installs will help to reduce your usage of non-renewable energy sources such as coal, gas, nuclear power, or oil.

Solar hot water heaters are efficient, reliable, and safe.  Most importantly, they do not pollute the environment.  Other key considerations include having direct control over the system.  Additionally, and unlike conventional hot water heaters, you will always have hot water even when there is a power outage.

How the Revolution Solar Hot Water System Works

The Revolution solar hot water heating system is designed and developed to operate automatically and take advantage of solar energy whenever it is available.  The system automatically turns on when solar energy is applied to the water heater.  The solar controller activates the circulation module, which in turn pushes the water up to the solar collector(s) and then begins circulating.

When solar energy becomes unavailable or when heated water is not required, the system will automatically turn off and all the water will drain (by gravity) into the drain-back tank so it cannot freeze in your attic or on your roof.  Additionally, the Revolution Solar Hot Water System has been designed to work with ­electric and natural gas water heaters alike.

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