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Warm Climate Residential Solar Hot Water Kits

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What Is The Difference Between Warm Climate And Cold Climate Solar Hot Water Systems?
In a nutshell, Warm Climate Systems use the Drainback method and Cold Climate Systems use the Boiler Backup method.  Because there is less heat loss in warmer climates, the hot water from the collectors can simple by “drained back” to the storage tank.  In colder climates where heat is more easily lost to the environment, the Boiler Backup method utilizes more components to ensure a desirable temperature of your water.

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Additional & Related Resources

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  1. 80G Drainback Evacauted Tube Solar Hot Water Kit
  2. 20 Tube 40 Gallon Thermosyphon Collectors DIY Solar Hot Water Kit
  3. 30 Tube 80 Gallon Thermosyphon Collectors
  4. HelioMaxxDB Drainback DHW Kit – 120G / NP (Collectors Not Included)
  5. HelioMaxxDB Drainback DHW Kit – 160G / NP (Collectors Not Included)
  6. 40G Drainback Flat Plate Solar Hot Water Kit
  7. OG-300 Certified 80 Gallon Thermosyphon Solar Hot Water System
  8. HelioMaxxDB Drainback DHW Kit – 80G / SDB (Collectors Not Included)
  9. 40G / 2-4 Person Drainback Solar Hot Water System
  10. HelioMaxxDB Drainback DHW Kit – 120G / SDB (Collectors Not Included)
Warm Climate Residential Solar Hot Water Kits

Our warm climate pre-packaged solar hot water kits are ready-to-install solar hot water kits that are designed to work exceptionally in warm (southern) climates. Simply choose the right size (and type) of kit for your needs, choose your solar collectors (evacuated tubes or flat plates), have your system installed and start saving money.

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