Solar Water Heaters
Harnessing energy from the sun to heat water is nothing new.
Solar water heaters have been commercially available since the
1800s. What's new is how solar water heaters look these days.
Most modern solar water heaters mount flush with a home's roof
and resemble skylights. Solar water heaters are an
environmentally sound way to reduce energy bills.
Solar energy can meet part or all of a home's domestic hot water
needs. Geographic location, system design, collector
orientation, and collector size will determine how much energy
can be provided for domestic hot water heating.
Solar water heaters come in a variety of configurations. Each
differs in design, cost, performance, and level of complexity.
Most systems have back-up water heating such as electricity or
gas. A solar water heating system usually consists of a hot
water storage tank, a solar collector that absorbs solar energy,
a back-up energy source, and (for forced circulation systems) a
pump and controls.
Tankless Gas Water Heater
is better for the environment because of its ability to
supply you with hot water when you need it and turn off when
no hot water is being used. We all have read and seen the
affect of global worming has on the environment. The less
CO2 we make the cleaner our air gets.
The tankless water heater is a
small unit and does not require a big area of installation.
It can also be installed on the exterior of a home.
One of the most popular tankless water heaters runs on
propane gas. Propane may be costly in your area, because the
price of propane is established by the market and in winter
the price goes up.
Propane Prices: What Consumers Should
Installation is expensive. In addition to the high product cost,
installation for the unit and the necessary piping can be
pricey. They also need very good venting, which is also
GE Hybrid Water
Pull savings out of
With advanced heat
pump technology combined with traditional electric elements,
this new GE Hybrid electric heat pump water heater has been
designed with maximum energy efficiency in mind.
The tank portion of
this ENERGY STAR® qualified electric water heater includes two
electric heating elements, a pressure relief valve, an internal
porcelain-lined tank and an anode rod. But what truly sets this
product apart is just above the tank.
In the Hybrid,
eHeat and High Demand modes, the water heater moves air through
the system and out the back of the unit. An air filter is in
place to protect the evaporator
dirt and dust. A clean air filter is important to get the
filter requires cleaning, a red indicator light above the "Filter"
button will become illuminated, and an audible beep will sound. The
filter can be wiped clean with a damp rag or rinsed with warm water.
Hybrid mode – Use less energy while still experiencing
fast recovery times. While the unit uses the heat pump as its
primary means to heat the water, the standard electric elements
may activate if a faster water temperature recovery time is
needed. When the system determines that demand has been met, it
will automatically revert back to using the heat pump only. This
is the default mode the electric water heater is shipped in.
The Most Advanced,
Energy-Efficient Water Heater Available.
heat pump water heaters work much like a refrigerator in
reverse. The heat pump extracts the heat from warm air,
intensifies the heat with a compressor, delivers the heat to the
water, and exhausts the cooler air. Because it uses the warm
ambient air temperature to do most of the work, it is a very
efficient way to heat water.
Rheem Water Heaters
Features & Benefits
How the Rheem Heat
Pump Water Heater Works
Factor – Over TWICE the efficiency of standard electric
Uses heat pump
technology for superb energy-efficiency
touch pad controls the water temperature range, 3 energy
efficiency settings, and overall operation
for new homes and for electric water heater replacements in
attics, basements and garages
easily as a standard electric water heater
NPT water inlet, outlet and condensate drain connections
limited tank and parts warranty
Sustainable living, green building and
eco-friendly homes are nothing new. Although
it is gaining a widespread audience, green
living is actually a way of life and can be
as simple as changing your eating and
recycling habits, or as far-reaching as
designing a custom home with environmentally
friendly building materials and features.
The benefits to
homeowners building green, eco-friendly homes are well-known but
worth repeating: lower utility bills, greater comfort, better
indoor air quality,
tax breaks, and
higher resale prices, just to name a few. Green building should
not be looked at as
yet another home-building fad, but rather a way of making
well-informed decisions regarding the ways we think and live. By
making smarter decisions we significantly increase our health,
wealth and well-being for ourselves and our families.
Green living at its
core uses resources more efficiently, eliminates waste and
creates healthier living spaces. It goes beyond an energy-saving
appliance or a reduced waste home site (although those are great
places to begin) and it is
addressing and subsequently changing your lifestyle to live
with efficiency in