FAQs

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Will my current hot water system work with a solar heating system?

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.

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Will my solar collector work properly in cloudy weather conditions?

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.

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What do I do if one of my solar tubes breaks?

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..

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How long until I see a return on my solar heating investment?

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 [...]

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Is a solar hot water heating system a replacement for existing gas or electricity service?

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.

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