Solar Hot Water for Your Home
Solar Hot Water 101
Water has an amazing property, which makes it awesome at storing heat energy. I don't want to bore you with a chemistry lesson, but it is helpful to understand, Solar Hot Water is one of the best and easiest ways to store energy. You don't need to install your own power station, all you need is a storage tank, just like the one you're currently using with your standard electric or gas hot water heater.
Saving you some green
The amount of energy it takes to heat water for use in the home is not very easy to track with a typical set up, let alone how much that equates to in dollars and cents. Let's conservatively break it down, so you can get the idea.
Grab your electric or gas bill, let's do an exercise. For the average household, about 30% of the energy usage showing up on your bill each month is related to washing clothes, washing dishes, and bathing. Since we know, by adding a Solar Hot Water system we can use the Sun to replace up to 90% of that "bought and paid for" energy, you can expect on average to save anywhere from 20-25% on your monthly bill.
Is your energy bill $100? That would be $25 a month you can keep in your pocket! Pretty neat right?
This makes Solar Hot Water one of the most effective ways to lower your energy bill! Also, you can recover your initial installation expense in as little as 2 years, depending on additional installation costs and your specific hot water usage. Check local rebates and funds that are available for you to use, this could make recovering that expense even faster! So, what would it feel like to know you are helping the Environment, and knowing you aren't throwing $$$'s down the drain?
The Apricus Solution
The Apricus Evacuated Tube Solar Collector has changed the industry. You no longer have to think of Solar Collectors as large flat plates that cover up and, compromise the look of your home.
Key design elements:
- The Evacuated Glass Tube Collectors allow for many different, more aesthetically appealing installation options.
- The individual Evacuated Tubes allow for easy maintenance, without having to shut the system down.
- The round shaped tubes allow direct contact with the sun, for longer periods of the day.
- Freeze protected heat pipes and insulated manifold. No drain down or antifreeze required.