Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tips for solar hot water and Heat pumps, Canberra

When choosing a solar hot water system / heater always check to see how many Renewable Energy Certificates STCs it has for the litres of hot water stored. The higher the number of STCs the more efficient the system will be.
When choosing a solar hot water system a bigger tank is best. Nowadays the tanks are very well insulated. Therefore with a larger tank you can store more free solar hot water.

When buying a new solar hot water system / heater use an experienced solar hot water heater / system installer. Too many things can go wrong if your new solar hot water system / heater is installed incorrectly

When having a heat pump installed always insist that your new heat pump is installed on the warm side of your house. Heat pumps do not need sunlight. However, the warmer the air around them the cheaper they will be to run.

When having any hot water heater / system / cylinder / tank installed try to put it as close as possible to the kitchen. The kitchen tap is the tap which you will use more frequently than any other in the house. This will reduce energy consumption and water consumption.

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