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If you want to have an energy improvement for your home, then there are many things that can be done for energy efficiency. If you want to make heating and hot water more energy efficient, solar energy is a great solution to help you reduce your energy consumption. Here are some of the ways that solar energy can be used with hot water heaters to reduce your energy bills:
1. Geothermal and Thermal Storage for Energy Needs of Heating
Geothermal heat exchange is used for HVAC systems, but it can also be combined with many of the thermal needs of heating and water heaters. With the use of thermal storage, solar collectors can be used to collect thermal energy from the sun and stored in the geothermal system to be used for when you need the energy for heating or a water heater. Geothermal systems give you a solution for energy efficiency with HVAC, as well as your hot water heater to maximize your energy savings.
2. Solar Water Heaters to Reduce Energy Consumption
Solar water heaters can also be the main source of energy for your hot water needs, which include several types of collectors; some even working during the colder months of the year or on overcast and cloudy days. Your solar hot water heater can provide energy for water heaters, as well as for the heating system of your home. There are many options that you can talk with an installation service about to find the best solution to fit your budget and energy needs.
3. Solar Panels and You Electric Hot Water Heater for Energy Efficiency
In addition to solar collectors that heat water or liquid, PV solar panels are another option for an energy efficient water heater. The solar array can be used to power and electric water heater for all your hot water needs. To improve efficiency, you may want to consider a system like a tankless water heater, which will only heat water when you need it. An important consideration with solar water heaters is the backup, which can be smaller systems that use propane to provide you with hot water when there is not any solar energy available.
These are some of the energy improvements that you may want to consider for your water heater to reduce utility costs. If you want to improve your water heater, contact a repair and installation service and talk with them about some of these solutions.