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 cut energy
Solar energy can meet part or all of a home's domestic hot water
needs. Geographic site, system design, collector orientation,
and collector size will decide how much energy provided for
domestic hot water heatin
Solar water heaters come in different 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 or electrical Water Heaters is better for the
environment, because of its ability to supply the home owner
with hot water when he/she needs it and turns off when not used.
We all have read and seen the effect of global worming has
on the environment. The less CO2 we make the cleaner our air
The tankless water heater is a small unit and does not need
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 gas is costly,
because the price of propane usually
goes up in winter time.
Installation is expensive. In
addition to the high product cost, installation for the
unit and the necessary piping is pricey. They also need
very good venting, which is also expensive.
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 most energy
efficiency in mind.
The tank part 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
the air filter requires cleaning, a red indicator light above
the "Filter" button will become illuminated, and an audible beep
will sound. The air 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
hybrid system determines that demand been met, it will
automatically revert back to using the heat pump only. This is
the default mode the
electric water heater 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
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 about 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 about much addressing
and after changing
your lifestyle to live with efficiency in mind.