Things to Consider when you buy Best Solar Water Heater for Home

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Submitted: June 18, 2018

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Submitted: June 18, 2018



Solar water heater is an ideal option, particularly in a country like India, to meet your home’s hot water needs and to save money while doing so. Now-a-days, solar water heater and other solar equipments are available in all cities and even towns of the country. Even if it is not available close to you, you can opt to buy best solar water heater for homeonline from Whether you buy online or offline, here are certain things to consider while purchasing a solar water heater for home.


1.Purpose or Use: In case you are looking for a solar water heater for the collective use of your big apartment or for your large equipment, then you can go for a solar water heater. For, this will help you save significant amount of electricity to compensate the initial investment spent towards it. However, you should make sure that you choose a highly effective solar water heater, else after a little use you might start getting cold water instead of hot water. If you live in a hot place like south India where there are two summers instead of a summer and a winter, it is advisable that you don’t buy a solar water heater.


2.Cost: Solar Water Heaters are available in a wide range of prices. However, they are much costlier than electric water heaters. So, though these equipment help you save a significant amount of electricity, their initial costs are higher. Therefore, you should go for a solar water heater only if you are permanent resident of a place and will be using it for a long time.


3.Type: Solar water heaters are classified into two, based on their heating systems. These include FPC (Flat Plate Collector) and ETC (Evacuated Tube Collector). The FPC type is made of metal and is costlier than its counterpart. These are also more durable and have a longer life. Using a FPC in places with freezing temperatures require the use of expensive anti-freeze solutions for its protection. The ETC type is made of glass and is cheaper. Repairing it would be expensive if it gets damaged. And in places with salty water, you need to protect its heating capacity using a heat exchanger.


4.Size and Capacity: Bigger solar water heaters are more efficient and costlier. However, for extensive use,go for a bigger one than two smaller ones.


5.Climate: Solar water heaters cannot withstand more than one or two cloudy days. So, if your place often experiences cloudy weather, you need to have a solar water heater that also works on electricity, or havea spare Electric Water Heater to have uninterrupted hot water supply.


6.Geographic Location:The amount of sunlight received will influence the heating capacity of your solar water heater. If your geographic location is far away from the equator, the solar water heaters’ heating capacity will decrease exponentially.


These are the things you should consider when you buy best solar water heater for homeonline or offline. Other factors like brand of the equipment, its warranty, its certification, and the opinion of other buyers also matter. So, include those too to

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