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Solar Water Heater Services in Southern California by AG Heating & Air Conditioning
Every time you use hot water in your home, you are making use of your water heater. That means a couple of things. First, your water heater is one of the most-used appliances you have. Second, your water heater consumes an immense amount of energy on an annual basis. If you want to cut down on your home’s operating costs, your water heater should be one of the first things you look at. Since you probably don’t want to go without access to hot water, though, you’ll need to cut down on your water heater’s energy consumption in other ways. That’s where solar water heaters come in. AG Heating & Air Conditioning offers a full range of solar water heater services, from installation, to repair, maintenance, and replacement. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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Types of Solar Water Heaters
There are a wide variety of different types of solar water heaters. Let’s take a look at two of the broad categories that govern all solar water heaters:
- Direct: Direct solar water heaters work by allowing sunlight to radiate heat into their water supply. The water is circulated through a solar collector, where it is warmed by the sun before being distributed throughout the house. This doesn’t work so well in sub–freezing environments, but here in Southern California it’s a great option.
- Indirect: Indirect solar water heaters work by using solar panels to collect thermal energy from the sun. They then convert that thermal energy into an electrical current, and use it to power a heating coil inside the water heater. Indirect solar water heaters are the most common type, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re the best for all situations. You should consult with your technician before making a decision on what type of solar water heater to install.
Advantages of Solar Water Heaters
One of the biggest costs associated with water heaters is fuel consumption. Traditional tank water heaters are on 24/7 constantly burning natural gas to keep their stock of water at the proper temperature at all times. This adds up to quite a cost on a yearly basis. Solar water heaters take advantage of the renewable and practically infinite energy of the sun in order to provide you with hot water. They don’t cost anything, besides the initial installation and the small amount of electricity required to keep them running. Compared to more traditional systems, a solar water heater can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
We Offer Full Solar Water Heater Services
Installing a solar water heater is tricky. Not only do you have to deal with installing the primary unit, which requires a lot of specialized training and equipment, but you have to properly install the solar system so that it works with the water heater. It’s always better to trust a professional to handle this for you, just to be sure that everything goes smoothly. We also offer comprehensive repair and maintenance services, to help your solar water heater live as long as possible. Call AG Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment. We can provide all the solar water heater services you’ll ever need.