We all use quite a bit of hot water in our daily activities. Bathing, dishes, laundry and cooking-it all adds up pretty quickly. And most of us forget that when we use hot water, we are using energy. Hot water heaters can really suck a lot of energy out of the system. This is why it is a great idea to look into solar water heating. You’ll be saving money when you choose this option, and it won’t take a ton of money or time to install either!
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Solar water heating is easy with a solar wand heat exchanger. These great little gadgets allow almost any water heater to be hooked up to accept solar power. These solar heat exchangers sit right in your hot water tank. This is a great option for many people because it is much more affordable than water heaters with built-in solar heating capabilities. Best of all, when you move or your hot water tank wears out, you can transfer the solar heat wand exchanger to your new water heater!
Solar water heating doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is how the solar wand heat exchanger works in the simplest terms. The wand sits in your hot water tank. The water moves through the wand when you are ready to use it, and heats the water before it is released. The wand is also connected to the solar collector pad, which sits outside and takes up only 20 Square feet. This can be installed on your roof or someplace else. What a simple way to heat your water with the power of the sun!
If you are very mechanically inclined, you can install this system all on your own. The kit can be ordered online and you can install it is as soon as it arrives! If you’re not quite up to the challenge, however, you can call a contractor. For a very reasonable fee, you should be able to have the solar water heating wand installed quickly. This is the best way to have solar heated water without investing in a large, solar heating system!