Stop worrying about your tenants' hot water use

Sam's thermal panels
Sam's line run and boiler

Category: Residential Hot Water

Client: Sam

Tags: residential, tilt-up, hot water, two panel, solar city

Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Technology: Hot water

As a young homeowner, it can be difficult to keep up with the maintenance and financing costs of your first house, especially when you are renting out part of your house to tenants.  After inheriting his parent's home, Sam was looking for ways to cut down on the monthly bills.  

We assessed the house construction and the current energy consumption and found out that the best value for Sam would be to install a two panel solar thermal system to help reduce the costs of making domestic hot water.  Because Sam's roof faces west, we recommended tilting the panels towards south in order to harvest the most solar energy.

Now Sam makes about half the hot water that the home uses directly from the sun!