Have you ever wondered what goes into a heating or air conditioning system for a large office building or another large building like a mall or a school? My name is Evelyn, and I am an HVAC architect. I design heating and air conditioning systems for large, corporate buildings. Making sure that a large building with many rooms or offices is efficiently heated and cooled is a very large job and is much more complicated than simply heating or cooling a home. This blog will educate the reader on how heating and cooling jobs this large are designed and completed.
If you want to reduce your energy bills, solar energy is an investment that will give you great returns. You do not have to invest thousands in off-grid solar panels to power your home. You can also use more affordable improvements such as solar hot water heaters. These can be used for domestic hot water, as well as for heating systems in your home. If you want to integrate solar energy into your heating and plumbing systems, here are some of the options that you may want to consider:
1. Solar Hot Water Heaters For Domestic Water Use
If you just want to have solar hot water, a solar hot water heater with a collection tank can be an affordable investment. These systems have collectors and store the water in a tank to be used, the tank can be installed on the roof of your home, or it can be installed inside your home and pipes installed that go from the collector to the tanks. This is an active system, which means that it has an open loop with no antifreeze, which is not ideal for colder climates.
2. Using A Closed Loop System For Hot Water And Heating
In colder climates, you may want to have a system that has a closed loop that has antifreeze in it and acts as a thermal exchanger. This type of system is an indirect solar water heater. If you also want use the solar collector for home heating, this is the type of system you will want to have installed. You can have an active system and indirect system installed side by side to use one for hot water and the other for the heating in your home.
3. Backup Heating And Integrating Solar Into Existing Heating Systems For Reliability
Solar hot water heaters have become very efficient over the years, but sunlight is not always available. This means that you will have to have backup systems for your heating and hot water needs. One option is to have a gas system as a backup, or you can integrate the solar technology into your existing heating and hot water systems. Using the systems you already have will reduce costs and give you a more reliable system that always provides you with heating and hot water when you need it.
These are some of the ways that you can integrate solar energy into your heating and plumbing systems. All of these improvements will require a solar hot water heater. If you want to have these things installed for your home, contact a plumbing contractor such as A Absolute Plumbing & Heating and ask them about some of these great options.