Solar Water Heater Frequently Asked Questions

Solar Lights & More Brings Solar Water Heaters to Your Home

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels can do so much more than turn on your dining room lights, charge your phone, and allow you to watch TV at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, it gets used for heat energy in sources like a water heater. Solar Lights & More sells and installs solar water heaters from SunBandit, which are the highest performing and most affordable solar water heaters on the market. They are industry leaders and are continually improving their technology and design to make them the most cost-effective and efficient systems should you decide to make the switch. Consult our FAQ section below if you have questions about how these systems work and how you can benefit from the simple installation today.

How Does a Solar Water Heater Work?

Solar water heating panels collect energy from the sun’s rays and then transfer it to your water heater for your home or office. Now, how it heats the water is dependent on the make and model of the solar hot water system you have chosen. Some use a refrigerant housed in a panel that sits on your roof and flows around the tank to warm the water. Other models use a pumping system to move heated water that sits in a container on your roof. While the SunBandit system uses no water and only clean energy from the sun. All systems have pros and cons, so make sure you speak to your solar hot water expert to make sure which would be the most conducive for your needs. Solar Lights & More uses SunBandit as their selected vendor, as they are the leader in technological advances for making the most efficient hot water for your family and co-workers.

Can a Solar Water Heater Heat My Pool?

It sure can! The majority of solar hot water heaters are used for warming pools up across the country on cool spring or fall days, ensuring you get the most out of your backyard investment. They can raise the temperature of your pool by more than 10 degrees. Save up to $1,000 each year by getting your heat for free from the sun, and use that extra cash to supply the family with popsicles in the hottest months of the year.

How Much Can I Save By Switching to Solar Hot Water?

There is no definitive answer for this, but saving any money is better than saving none! By using a solar water heater, you are also lessening your carbon footprint on the planet, which is a bonus. A few different factors will determine the amount of money you save each month. How much sun your region receives, and weather patterns all contribute to your solar water heater’s effect on your energy bills. The best suggestion is to ask experts in your area what other homeowners have saved since they replaced their traditional water heater with a solar one. The best water heaters can typically deliver up to 80% of the average home’s heated water needs or about 35% of the average electric bill.

Can I Rely Solely on a Hot Water Heater?

If your community faces many cloudy days in a row, there is a built-in backup so you are never without hot water. Not many people enjoy taking cold showers, so solar powered water heaters do work in the winter when the sun isn’t out as much. The weather shouldn’t sway you from purchasing a solar-powered water heater because having one will help you save money and protect the environment.

Will I Have Hot Water on Cloudy Days?

Depending on the make and model you chose and how it heats your water will be the determining factor. Solar Lights & More suggests reaching out to them to discuss which models’ neighbors are purchasing, and how the weather of the region is affecting their hot water experience. Residents in central Florida are some of the lucky ones who receive sunny days throughout most of the year.

What is the Maintenance Like for Solar Hot Water Heaters?

Services needed for your solar powered water heater will all depend on the make and model. If you rely on the heated tank atop your roof, you will want to make sure it gets wiped down about twice a year to keep it clear of debris. Refrigerant using models will be familiar with maintenance issues similar to conventional electric and gas water heaters. You will also want to be aware of any debris caught in or around the flat panel on their roof.

Call Solar Lights & More for Solar Water Heater Installation

The experts at Solar Lights & More would be happy to sit down with you for a free solar consultation to find the right model of SunBandit hot water heater for your home. We work quickly after the consultation so we can visit your home within 48 hours, giving you a same-day quote, and performing the solar water heater installation in about a day. As a State Certified Auditor, we can determine your usage based on your needs and discuss how much you will save throughout the year on your energy bills. Call us today to set up an appointment!

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