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Knowing that solar energy is available to us - particularly with the escalating
concerns of current supplies of energy and lack of
prolonged availability - is reassuring. Current sources in the way of fossil fuels are thought to be dwindling and alternative sources need to be sought.
Solar energy is a continual renewable energy source.
It is logical to conclude the sun is not going anywhere nor will using it as
a source of energy provide any worries about future supplies dwindling.

It is also clean and does not provide any less than favorable gaseous materials to be emitted into the earth's atmosphere.
Knowing all of the above is why consumers who are concerned
about future energy as well as environmental standards regarding safety and
health are easily turning towards solar energy as a prime alternative energy source.
The following article places emphasis on using a solar water heater in order to
save on associated costs of energy and address environmental concerns.
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Naturally, solar water heaters make use of solar energy in order to effectively heat water.
The system, in the way of design, is made up of collectors
as well as a system (fluid-based) that transfers the heat from the collectors to the end-consumer.

You can easily use a solar water heater in a residential as well as a commercial
location. The water heated can be used in the way of sanitation or
in the generation of electrical service. In order for the solar
heater to operate you must place a collector on the top of your
dwelling or commercial building, or at minimum upon a wall that is within the direct path of the sun. The collector is
an insulated box with a top made of glass. Inclusive is a solar absorption area comprised of sheet metal painted black in order to better
absorb the sun's rays and copper piping. The absorber can also be made up of metal tubing within a cylinder made of glass.

Cold water is pumped into the area of the collector where it is heated.
It then flows back to a tank where it is housed for eventual use.

You may be surprised to know solar-style water
heaters have been around for quite awhile. They have been in existence since the nineteenth
century. Also it may further surprise you that currently approximately one and one-half million commercial enterprises and residents across
America are making use of a solar water heater.
If you believe at this point installation of a solar water heater will prove beneficial within your
household or commercial business then you may wish to search the
"net" for construction plans for solar water heaters.

How much do solar water heaters cost? Although fairly free of maintenance,
there is a certain cost to materials and installation before profiting from
overall savings as to energy. This naturally brings up
the very important point of cost of the solar appliance.
Do not allow installation of a solar water heater deter you.

Any cost involved can be recouped since maintenance is nearly non-existent
as well as other associative costs as to energy.

The price you will incur with regard to a solar water heater is relative to the type or style of water system you select
for installation. There are 2 primary kinds of water-heating systems:
a passive system and an active system. The active system is comprised of a pump and temperature control.

The passive system as the name suggests is absent of movable
parts and works on the proven theory that hot water will come
to the top; and cold water moves toward the bottom. _______ ____________

The active system has a pump but no tank. The passive hot water heater has a tank but no pump.
From the standpoint of efficiency, passive heaters are
not as effective as active heaters. The passive heater however is
very dependable and generally lasts for a longer span of time
than the active heater. The price of the passive heater is less than the active water heater.
The active (flat) system is priced around the
three-thousand dollar price point. The passive system comes in around half of
what the active system costs.

Also besides product price there is the matter of installation. The
cost to install a water heater for use within the household
is between three-thousand to five-thousand dollars. The price stated is for general installation.

However, you may expect the bonus to come in the way of operational
expense of the solar water heater. The cost annually is generally around fifty
dollars in order to operate a solar water heater. Compare that to the average per annum cost of electric and gas
heaters. The current traditional-style heaters come in around
an average price projection-point of five hundred dollars.
Your energy-savings realized on a yearly basis can amount to right around $450.00.
(Environmental and Energy Study Institute). Also you can expect your solar heater to
provide anywhere from five to fifteen years more service as opposed to
your gas/electric version. The average life
for the gas and electric brand is generally around ten years.
In comparison, the solar water heater's useful life is fifteen to thirty years in duration.

The passive style solar water heater does not need
near as much maintenance as the active version. The parts of solar-powered
water heaters are maintained very similarly to
how gas and electric heaters are maintained. Maintenance on the
heater is scheduled three to five years. However, all appliances must
be properly maintained in order to work at maximum
levels of efficiency so do not let the associative cost of maintenance scare you off.

In using a solar water heater you are practicing energy conservation as well as affecting a
cost saving, so timely expense as to maintenance
need not be an area of concern. Further, maintenance needs to be carried out regardless
of the type of appliance whether it is electric,
gas or solar and you are paying well more monthly when using
an electric or gas water heater. Solar water heaters are, at this point, able
to provide the average residence with nearly half of the energy needed to
heat the water required. When you use any type of solar energy you are greatly contributing to a decrease of dwindling fossil fuel reserves and other more provincial energy sources.

Another positive consideration is that clearly solar energy
generation does not cause pollution. The costs of installation and possible higher maintenance costs are rationalized by the savings incurred when heating the water.
Certainly keeping the environment safe and healthy
cannot be measured price-wise as no amount of money can get back an environment that has been ruined or destroyed from pollution or neglect.
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