Solar Water Heaters in Butler, PA
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Renewable solar energy can power a variety of systems, including your water heater. If you’re looking to increase your energy efficiency without losing out on your hot water supply, you can come to Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc..
- Licensed as master plumbers and registered electricians
- Respectful, quality customer service
- Servicing all makes and models
No matter what kind of climate dominates your region, hot water is always a necessity. A solar water heater can be installed with its own solar energy system, or it can be linked to an existing solar system if you already have one.
Contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to schedule your solar water heater system services. We treat your home like it's our grandma's home.
How Do Solar Hot Water Heaters Work?
You may not have known this, but water is often used as the heater transfer fluid in various systems. Why? Because it holds heat so well! A solar hot water heater isn’t such a bizarre idea. There are two different kinds of solar water heaters, and even more differences within those two categories.
Active Solar Water Heating
Water heaters that use pumps to aid in the circulation of water.
- Direct Circulation Systems: These systems pump water through solar collectors and then into the home. These work best in relatively mild climates.
- Indirect Circulation Systems: These water heaters excel in areas with freezing cold winters. These systems require that the water is pumped through a heat exchanger before entering the home.
Passive Solar Water Heating
Systems that don’t rely on mechanical pumps to move water.
- Integral Collector-Storage Systems: Water is preheated through solar collectors and then put into a conventional water heater for storage.
- Thermosiphon Systems: These systems take advantage of the principle that warm water rises. Gravity moves the cold and warm water around in order to sufficiently heat the water before sending it in the house.
Finding the Right Solar Water Heater in Butler County
Active solar water heaters and passive solar water heaters have their own pros and cons. Whether it’s about performance, climate, or related expenses, there’s a solar water heater for every home. One of the master plumbers at Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. will assess your home to find out which water heater works best for you.
Solar Water Heater Repair and Maintenance
One of the main reasons you chose to install a solar water heater in Butler County was for the potential savings. It would be a waste if you were to let it fall into disrepair! Maintenance is key to keeping your system running at its maximum potential. We’re fully certified plumbers and HVAC specialists, so you can rest assured we have experience in both water heaters and solar energy systems. In order to keep your home safe, healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient, we’ll be happy to perform all of your maintenance and repair needs.