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Residential Solar Water Heater Installation

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If you are struggling with the choice of residential solar water heaters during the renovation, you may want to know about its installation instructions. Knowing this will be a great help for choosing the right solar energy for your home. After all, having aresidential solar water heater that suits you is an effective way to improve your daily life. This article will focus on the installation ofresidential solar water heaters.


  • Definition of residential solar water heater

  • Installation of r residential solar water heater

  • Where can you put residential solar water heater



Residential solar water heaters convert solar energy into heat and heat water from low to high temperatures to meet the hot water use in life and production. The residential solar water heater is composed of a collector, a water storage tank and related accessories. The conversion of solar energy into heat energy mainly depends on the heat collecting tube. The temperature of the collector is high by the surface of the sun, and the temperature of the back surface of the heat collecting tube is low, and the water in the tube generates a temperature difference reaction. The principle of using the hot water to float on the surface of the cold water causes the water to generate microcirculation to reach the required hot water.


2、Installation of residential solar water heater

Step 1: Install the solar collector

In most residential solar water heaters, the first step is to install a solar collector on the roof. Most solar hot water collectors are shaped like photovoltaic solar panels and will lie flat on your roof.

In order to properly install the collector, your installer may need to remove some of the roof tiles and exposed flat tar paper as a protection for your tile and roof deck. Once the appropriate surface is found or created, the collector is maneuvered to the appropriate location and screwed directly into the roof deck and the bottom drawbar.


Step 2: Install the tank and heat exchanger.

Next, your collector needs a tank where they can send their hot antifreeze transfer fluid. The storage tank and the heat exchanger contained in the IS are the largest part of the solar water heating system, usually located in the basement or in the common storage room, where it can be accessed through water pipes and antifreeze pipes.

If you are replacing a gas tank, this step is basically an alternative. Depending on the size of your home and the water usage, you can choose to install any number of tanks. Also, this is when you want to make room and install a backup tank to power or gas when you run out of solar hot water.


Step 3: Install the antifreeze piping system.

In order to connect your collector to heat exchangers and tanks, your installation program will run flexible pipes from your roof to your new tank or tank. The antifreeze flows out of a tube on one side of your collector and then extends to the heat exchanger. An additional line will be installed to connect the end of the heat exchanger back to the roof so that the fluid can be recycled. If you have multiple collectors, additional pipes will be installed to connect them.

Installing these antifreeze ducts requires access to your roof, which almost always means opening a few holes in the roof deck - one for the antifreeze and one for the collector. These holes do not need to be larger than the diameter of the pipe and can be easily covered with insulation and replacement tiles as the installation is finalized.


Step 4: Install the water pipeline

Like antifreeze, water needs to be cycled through your new solar hot water setting. Water pipes, usually in the form of copper pipes, need to run from your tank to other parts of your home.

Your home may have set up an appropriate water supply line. The only thing the installer will do is remove your water connection from the old hot water settings and connect it to your new storage tank and backup system.

As an important accompanying note, you will also need to explain the backup hot water infrastructure. If your backup is an electric water heater, you need to install the appropriate wires. If you plan to use gas to back up your solar hot water, a gas pipeline needs to be run to a spare tank.


Step 5: Install the control system

Both temperature sensors must be wired and installed in your hot water system. One sensor should be connected to your collector and the other should be connected to the bottom of your tank. These devices will be connected to the central control system and provide guidance on when to circulate the antifreeze. For example, if the temperature of the collector is lower than the temperature inside the tank, there is no reason to circulate the liquid - in fact, doing so will cool your water.

The central control system also needs to be installed and connected to your home power supply. This device will act as the "brain" of your newly installed residential solar water heater, boosting the antifreeze aspiration based on data received from the temperature sensor.


Step 6: Isolate the system

Once all the components are in place, the final step in any solar hot water operation is to isolate each part. Your installation program will block the holes in your roof, insulate the pipes, and check that the connections between the components are sealed. Any energy lost by the piping system or the tank itself is lost, so proper isolation of the system is critical.


3、Where can you put residential solar water heater

Ordinary residential solar water heaters can only be installed on the roof due to their structural defects. The upper and lower water pipes are very long. All of them are generally only suitable for multi-storey buildings, and because of its poor visual effect, it affects the aesthetics of the building. Winds are dangerous, and more and more communities are forbidden to install. The split solar energy is designed for mid-rise and high-rise residential buildings. The collector can be installed anywhere on the balcony or wall that can be exposed to the sun, and can be perfectly integrated with the building. The water tank can be installed inside the balcony or other suitable position.


Try to imagine, If you have a suitable residential solar water heater, you can take a hot shower and then lie on the sofa, no matter what you do, it will make you feel comfortable. . if you do not have. So in the hot summer days, it is really irritating to finish the lawn and not to take a shower immediately. So I need to know more before buying, and finally choose the one that suits me best.


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