Solar Hot Water


Residential solar thermal installations fall into two groups: passive and active (sometimes called “pumped”) systems. Both typically include an auxiliary energy source (electric heating element or connection to a gas or fuel oil central heating system) that is activated when the water in the tank falls below a minimum temperature setting such as 55°C. Hence, hot water is always available.

The combination of solar water heating and using the back-up heat from a wood stove chimney to heat water can enable a hot water system to work all year round in cooler climates, without the supplemental heat requirement of a solar water heating system being met with fossil fuels or electricity.

Contact us for all of your solar plumbing needs whether its for a domestic house or hot water on the farm for the milking shed, we have the expertise to install the plumbing system that will best suit your needs.

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