FAQs

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Can IRSE solar heating systems be configured for drain back use?

Yes, IRSE systems are versatile and are perfectly capable of drain back usage. People often wonder if the solar collector will be harmed if the pump is off and the system sits in a sunny environment. Fortunately, our collectors are designed to withstand high temperatures associated with stagnation. Customers should also be sure to use [...]

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Which solar heating system offers the best value?

The most logical way to calculate value is to look at cost per unit of energy rather than peak efficiency. The reasoning being that although a collector may be 15% more efficient than its competitor, if it is also 25% more expensive, then the competitions collector may be a better selection, as the cost of [...]

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Which is more efficient solar tube or flat plate collectors?

In peak conditions flat plate and solar tube collectors have similar efficiency. Solar tubes are a superior system though due to their ability to work adverse conditions and their durability.

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Can IRSE solar heating systems be used to heat a spa or pool?

IRSE solar heating systems are built for high temperatures and are great option for spa heating which require high temps for a relatively small amount of water. For swimming pools however the temperature variance is only a few degrees for a large volume of water. Therefore domestic pool heating using solar tube collectors may come [...]

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Can IRSE solar heating systems be used on a large scale for commercial purposes?

Yes, IRSE solar heating systems can be connected to enable hot water production on a large scale for any commercial purposes. There are no constraints on the size of a system but collectors cannot be installed in banks exceeding 150 tubes (in a series) to prevent water from boiling.

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Is regular maintenance required for IRSE solar heating systems?

In most cases no maintenance is required for IRSE solar heating systems as regular wind and rainfall do all the cleaning for you. In the rare circumstance a tube is broken it should be replaced to provide optimal performance. Fortunately, this is an inexpensive and easy job for anyone with basic “handy person” skills.

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Can IRSE solar heating systems heat water to high temperatures?

Yes, in proper weather condition the IRSE solar heating systems can heat water to boiling point. In most cases that degree of heating is unnecessary and the system is designed to heat water an additional 45-55 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer months. The heating systems are designed to provide optimal performance tailored to each customer’s [...]

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Are solar heating systems a fire hazard in warm weather conditions?

No. IRSE solar heating systems are made of high temperature rated and non-flammable components so that the system is able to withstand hot weather conditions. Conversely, the heating system will operate in weather conditions as low as 30 degrees Celsius.

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