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Key Benefits of Solar Heating for Domestic Water

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Uncategorized by The LeverEdge

Traditional water heaters typically rely on a gas-fueled method of combustion that burns a non-renewable resource (natural gas) in exchange for thermal energy (heat) being applied to your water. In colder climates, these systems are seen as a necessity because current technology only allows water to be heated by the sun down to a certain temperature threshold. However, sunnier geographical …

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Solar Attic Fans 101

In Raise Your Solar I.Q. by The LeverEdge

Solar power can be harnessed in many unique ways, from solar-heated water panels to PV arrays. Home and business owners can also install solar attic fans. You may not be familiar with solar attic fans and how they can benefit a building by reducing energy costs and keeping air circulation consistent, so, in this post we’re going to have a critical look …

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Is Solar Water Heating Right for Me?

In Raise Your Solar I.Q., Solar Advice, Uncategorized by The LeverEdge

When we consider the various ways that we can harness energy from the sun, there are two principle methods that most all collection efforts fall into: thermal energy collection and photovoltaic energy collection. Thermal collection refers to capturing heat from sunlight, not necessarily electricity. Photovoltaic (also known simply as PV) energy collection involves using sunlight to charge ions in a …

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iSwim Functionality Simplified

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iSwim connects seamlessly to your existing pool pump and filter and is controlled by an automatic controller. All you have to do is set your desired pool temperature and let iSwim do the rest. The automatic controller senses when your pool is cooler than you prefer and there is adequate sunlight to heat your pool. Water is diverted from your …

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Pool Heater Cost of Ownership

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The total cost of ownership for electric, natural gas, or propane pool heaters can be two to three times higher than the cost of owning a solar pool heater. In addition to the original purchase price, with a conventional heater, you’ll have higher maintenance costs, plus the expense of operation itself. With a solar pool heater, there are no fuel …