Best Solar Water Heaters (2019 reviews)
One of the cheapest and renewable resource available for heating water in homes or in any other property is the solar water heater. Replacing the electric or the existing water heater in your home with a solar water heater can go a long way in reducing the total energy cost.
However the market for solar water heaters is diverse which makes it difficult to determine which one will work best for you. The following is a review of the top 10 best solar water heaters in 2019 that you can consider.
Table of Contents
- 10. Cirrex Water Heater Systems
- 9. Sun2Solar Ground Mounted Heating Solar Panel System
- 8. Duda Solar Water Heater Collector
- 7. SunChaser Integrated 40 Gallon
- 6. Sunbank Solar water Heater
- 5. SmartPool S240U Universal Sun Heater
- 4. Clean Republic Solar Hot Water Tubes
- 3. Doheny’s 5′ x 10′ (Two 2.5 x 10 Panels) Space Saver Solar Heating Collector
- 2. Duda Solar 26 Gallon Stainless Steel Solar Water Heater Tank
- 1. GAME 4721 SolarPRO Curve Solar Pool Heater
10. Cirrex Water Heater Systems
Cirrex by AO Smith solar offers a complete solar water heating system making it easy for contractors to give solutions to residential clients. This solar water heater can draw up to 70% of power from solar sources which reduces water heating costs significantly.
It comes with an 80 or 120 gallon tank which allows contractors to outfit homes with a tank that fits their water use and space needs. Also, one, two or three panel systems are available which means that availability of space is not a major consideration for homeowners looking to buy this solar water heater system.
9. Sun2Solar Ground Mounted Heating Solar Panel System
The Sun2Solar solar water heating system kit consists of 2’ x 20’ panels and which are made of black polyolefin. It is ideal for swimming pools. The water is made to pass through the heater and then makes its way back to the pool. The larger surface area of the panel tube ensures optimum heating and must be installed at an inclination of 45 degrees for absorbing maximum heat. It is eco-friendly and can be installed on the roof or on the ground.
8. Duda Solar Water Heater Collector
Duda solar water heater system is an efficient and active solar heating system, its solar collection tubes are evacuated which allows them to retain most of the heat. Once the water is heated, it is stored in the tank, this way it loses heat slowly especially during winter.
For fast delivery of hot water, you should place the tank in a central location close to where you want it to be dispensed.
Duda solar water heaters come in different sizes and they are SRCC certified. The system comes with a tank whose capacity ranges from 100L-800 L and solar water collector, long series of tubes where water is stored and heated, they start from a series of 15 tubes-120 tubes depending on the size you want.
Duda solar water heater is a reliable and efficient system with a well thought layout.
7. SunChaser Integrated 40 Gallon
This solar water heater uses passive technology to get hot water to a residence without relying on grid power. A system of interconnected tubes push the hot water to the tank eventually delivering hot water to a home of 4-6 people living in a warm, sunny climate.
6. Sunbank Solar water Heater
The Sunbank solar water heater converts solar energy into heat with the help of evacuated tube solar collectors which are more effective than photovoltaic panels and absorb around 92 to 96%. It comes with an insulated tank which stores hot water until you need it when it is passed through your hot water faucet. This solar water heater requires no glycol or pumps and requires less maintenance.
5. SmartPool S240U Universal Sun Heater
Another popular water heater for pools. This solar water comes with 4’ x 20’ panels. It comes with a polypropylene heat collector and is perfect as a cost effective and environment friendly way to get hot water.
It comes with a range of installation accessories like four end caps, four stainless steel hose clamps, one roll of Teflon tape and comes with a trilingual installation manual for effortless set up and operation.
4. Clean Republic Solar Hot Water Tubes
The solar hot water tubes are highly effective for heating small amounts of water around 1 liter and come in handy for conducting small experiments. The tubes absorb sun energy into the inner wall made of steel, aluminium and copper and the vacuum between the inner wall and the outer wall prevents heat loss.
These tubes are 20 ½” long with a 2 ¼” outside diameter and a 1 ¾” inside diameter and are highly effective and energy efficient.
3. Doheny’s 5′ x 10′ (Two 2.5 x 10 Panels) Space Saver Solar Heating Collector
The Doheny’s solar water heater panel is a good option for heating up water in above ground pools. It comes with two 2.5’ x 10’ panels and will heat up the water to about 10 to 15 degrees.
This polypropylene heat collector is lightweight and will heat up your pool by channeling water through the heater.
2. Duda Solar 26 Gallon Stainless Steel Solar Water Heater Tank
A water heater tank from a popular manufacturer, the Duda 26-gallon stainless steel tank offers some superior features than the carbon steel tanks as it can handle very high temperatures and pressure and has excellent corrosion resistance.
It has a food grade SUS 304-2B inner tank and a galvanized steel 0.5mm outer tank.
1. GAME 4721 SolarPRO Curve Solar Pool Heater
The Game SolarPRO curve comes in a curve design aimed to capture the heat even as the sun changes its position all through the day. This solar water heater is made of sturdy blow-moulded plastic frame.
The frame is enclosed with a clear cover that deflects the cooling winds and locks in the heat to prevent any heat loss. It comes with all the necessary accessories required to set up the heater. Check these floor polishing machines we have recently reviewed.