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Solar Water Heaters FAQ

April 17th, 2013

What kind of maintenance does a solar heater?This type of solar water heaters do not possess any mechanical or electrical part for your operation, what makes them computers with a minimum of maintenance. The maintenance consists basically in two cosas.1. Clean the tubes evacuated at least two times a year with a soft cloth moistened with white vinegar. This cleaning is done in the morning or in the afternoon 2. Change the rod of magnesium that includes the team every two years. What happens if an evacuated tube is broken? In case that a pipe to break, this is because replaces on the other.

The team includes a CAP that is placed on the water heater to work while the damaged pipe is replaced. What size of equipment do I need? In Mexico is considered an average of 40 litres per person of hot water per day, by what we must multiply this amount of liters by the number of people who inhabit the House where the equipment will be installed and will have the recommended size. the teams that are most sold in the domestic market, have capacities among the one hundred and two hundred liters. May you have installed only the solar water heater (boiler) conventional backup system without? If you can, given the weather conditions of the Mexican Republic and the high rates of solar energy available in the country. Solar heater will more than cover 85% of the hot water demand in the year, to ensure consumption 100% recommended for use as a backup a conventional boiler. The hydraulic system of the House where the solar heater is installed is modified?Installation that is inside the House is unchanged for nothing, will have water heated with solar energy at points where it normally has.

The only points where the hydraulic installation is changed are out of hot water from the boiler (in case of having one) and in the main water supply cold that it comes from the overhead tank (gravity systems). Does the solar heater in winter? This type of solar water heaters, if they work in winter and do not require attachments additional to operate safely. Delivered hot water temperature is 50 C, approximately, throughout the national territory. Solar water heater works on cloudy days?Depending on the intensity and the cloudy period the team will deliver water from hot to cold. If the cloud is partial and takes few hours will have hot water, but if the cloudy is severe and lasts several days, will warm to cold water. What is the proper orientation of the solar heater?In Mexico the equipment installed in the roofs the geographical south-oriented, more minus 20 towards the East or West deviations are permissible. The angle of inclination average is 20. What is the lifespan of the solar heater?


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