Backup for a Solar Hot Water System is often an over looked area

Do you have a solar system or are you planning one? A back up hot water system is a must for a complete solar system. And….simplicity is the key to all solar systems.

An inexpensive solution is an atmospheric vented tank type water heater. Our device can be easily adapted to the solar system controls to automatically fire the backup water heater when needed. The gas fired water heater can be used for your solar hot water storage tank as well. This can be done by adding a temperature sensor and a 110Vac relay to our device to your new solar controls, or as an add-on to your existing controls. Not only is this a simple configuration, it will cut costs by hundreds if not thousands of dollars in a new or existing system installation or reconfiguration.

The vast majority of the time, your solar hot water heater will take care of all of your home’s hot water needs with ease. However, in case of emergency and during cloudy weather, it’s always a good idea to have a backup system in place. For instance, if a storm diminishes direct sunlight for a considerable length of time or if your solar collectors become damaged, a backup system will provide hot water until the sky clears or your system can be repaired.

The best 2 choices are an on demand water heater or an atmospheric vented tank type water heater. The least expensive, maintenance free and most dependable source of backup hot water is the ladder.

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