Save Money With a Solar Hot Water System

Greg Pahl explains how you can save money using a solar hot water system for your homestead, includes solar shopping tips, types of solar heaters and real-life solar applications.

Active, closed-loop solar hot water systems use a heat- transfer fluid, like antifreeze, to absorb heat. Pipes carry the warmed fluid to the storage tank, where a double-walled heat exchanger allows the transfer of the heat from the fluid to the stored domestic water.
Active, closed-loop solar hot water systems use a heat- transfer fluid, like antifreeze, to absorb heat. Pipes carry the warmed fluid to the storage tank, where a double-walled heat exchanger allows the transfer of the heat from the fluid to the stored domestic water.
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