Solar Water Heaters

Benefits of solar water heaters

written by: Shawn Birkman


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Solar Water Heater Set Up

Modern technology keeps striving to unveil the latest inventions that make life more comfortable to live. Solar water heaters, are fast becoming a necessary fixture inside the home and with more homeowners adapting to the green lifestyle, it is not surprising why many of them are looking to buy these devices in lieu of the traditional water heater. Invention of solar water heaters is another great technological achievement, because unlike the conventional water heaters we are all used to, the new solar water heaters, as the name express, unleashes the infinite power of the sun to heat the water for your bath, your shower, or your sink, with ease.

There are lots of benefits to installing a solar water heater in your  home and even in guest houses and mini hotels. With solar water heaters, you will be able to see the vast difference in your gas, water and electric bill each month. These heating systems do not require the use of gas or electricity to function, but rather depends on the free gift of nature; direct sun exposure and rainwater which will cost you nothing to acquired.

In addition to this, this heating system helps to cuts carbon dioxide emissions, in half from the use of a standard tank heating system, thus helping to protect the natural environment and the ozone layer from been depleted. Furthermore, you may also need to know, that solar water heaters are cheap and very easy to install. The installation is simple and less stringent, compare to the conventional water heaters and besides, apart from saving you money on electricity, gas and water bills, these heating systems also have long life span, as they tend t last longer than electrical devices.

And moreover, using these devices at home in some countries, may qualify you for Government rebates and Incentives, as there are some countries that gives their citizens incentives, in terms of monetary compensations, because of their strong support for green energy systems.



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The Importance of a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable Thermostats

written by: Ian Jones Smithman


Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is a device which is used normally to control temperature at home and offices and hence it help in saving the energy. This device is easy to install and when properly set, it saves a lot of cost for businesses and homes.

Using programmable thermostat, you can be able to set your air-conditioning device to operate at intervals which suit your schedule. This device will make your life better and help you to save energy, and hence reducing your energy bills.

Due to changing seasons and the high cost of fuels, the best way to save on energy and money in our homes and businesses is by installing programmable thermostat. Setting up is so simple and if carried out to the standards, only two thermostats are required one in cold and another one during the hot season. Individuals are always advice to select the right types of programmable thermostats.

They are five types of these programmable thermostats and each having its merits and demerits. These types include: – electromechanical programmable thermostat, digital thermostat, hybrid programmable thermostat, light sensing thermostat and occupancy thermostat.

Electromechanical programmable thermostat – this type of thermostat is best for individuals who have regular schedule. It is usually bought as manually operated thermostat. You are required to adjust the number of hours the air conditioner and heating unit will be running and controlling the temperature.

Digital thermostat – this thermostat are the best since it can be set along with their corresponding temperatures.

Hybrid programmable thermostat – this type of thermostat is a combination of both digital and electromechanical thermostat. It gives the simplicity of the electromechanical thermostat while at same time gives the level of customization of the digital thermostat.

Light sensing thermostat – this type of thermostat is the most complex and expensive type of programmable thermostats. It functions by reacting to the lighting condition of a given area. This thermostat does not require any batteries and always in operation even if there are power outages.

Occupancy thermostat – this type of thermostat is normally used in buildings which are rarely occupied and requires controlled environment.


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