Using a controller that has a low temperature setting is the easiest way to prevent freezing. Freeze protection is necessary if you live in an area that frequents subzero temperatures.
Yes, collectors can be installed on either a flat roof or the ground using a Flat Roof Frame. Collectors must be installed at an angle to ensure maximum solar exposure.
Solar collectors blend in with roof designs very well with the appearance of being a skylight at a distance. Check out installation photos here..
Yes. In most cases valves can be retrofitted to allow solar heating systems to connect to existing water inlets. In rare cases the solar input cannot be directly input an additional storage tank can be installed to pre-heat the water.
Yes! During overcast conditions the output of solar heating systems will be reduced based on the severity of the weather. The systems are automated though so that gas or electric heating will be used in the absence of solar heat output so that customers don’t have to worry about their hot water.
Fortunately, solar tubes are well built and very difficult to break. If something were to happen though the tubes can be easily replaced and are inexpensive. Even with a broken tube a IRSE solar heating systems will continue to operate at a reduced efficiency..
Of course! IRSE solar heating systems are well made and produce good results in even sub zero temperatures.
IRSE solar heating systems are more affordable than many of our competitor’s solar heating solutions. The savings our systems produce depend on location (sunlight levels) and hot water usage of the household. In a normal household where a quarter of its electricity bill is spent on hot water the full cost can be saved in [...]
Solar water heating systems rely on available sunlight for operation and cannot reliably replace gas or electric service at all times. They are therefore used as a supplement to traditional services providing up to 70% of a household’s hot water usage on average.