The integration of systems to make hybrid components in the most basic needs of the home, is a growing need given the constant rise in gas and electricity prices. A good boiler will also know how to make full use of the energy available from a solar collector, to supply all the members, without having to consume too much gas. It is simply discerning the technologies that we have within our reach, to save money and contribute an ecological iota to the planet.
There are indeed solutions that are more complex than others, especially if you think about the distribution of hot water in an entire building, concerning a single house. However, it would be worth at least thinking about an installation plan that includes a conventional collector and a solar boiler. Now, it is also preponderant to know the strengths and weaknesses that a system like this implies, with a view to a more sustainable future in all aspects.
Condensing boilers are usually the most effective mechanisms for heat production, especially in production plants. However, some structures may have heating systems that are already quite obsolete, which is why they have seen the need for renovation, and not only, but also the inclusion of a solar water heater so that there is no absolute dependence on gas. If you have old heating equipment, it is necessary to check the possibility of a renewal, otherwise, the materials will begin to limit the condensation processes, generating acid and harmful substances for the entire system. Functional boilers must show a lower temperature in the fumes generated, in this way, it will be known that the system is working efficiently in its generator.
All condensing boilers must be well protected with stainless steel, as a combination of aluminum and silicon are capable of providing, to mitigate corrosive effects. Having all this ready will mean better use of the heat from the smoke, with efficiency in the production of thermal energy, leading to significant savings.
Solar water heater system
Speaking of energy efficiency, the solar water heater system is characterized by having key components that add to the structure of an already established heating equipment, which further enhances its proper functioning. Some opt for the classic flat collectors, due to their economy, structural simplicity, and installation, among other attributes. And the best thing to do is to magnify its performance with a simple coating on the entire panel, with insulating material, and thus reduce heat loss; It is essential to observe that detail when buying.
On the other hand, there are vacuum solar water heaters, which unlike most of those mentioned above, are capable of transforming larger amounts of solar energy, due to the curvature of their surfaces, whose primary conduits pass vectorial fluids capable of reaching water temperatures of up to 160°C. However, one must be aware of the heat dispersion in terms of volume, because relevant thermal differences could occur.
An accumulation system becomes important when talking about the use of a solar water heater, since unlike normal boilers, the collectors are not defined by the user, but by weather conditions. It is important to guarantee the availability of hot water, to take advantage of excess energy, or simply to store liters for later.
But designing a storage system can be somewhat complex because factors such as the type of use of the heat produced must be taken into account. In addition, the inherent calculations of liters of hot water per day and per person.
Likewise, it is essential to take into account other components in its design for an installation, such as circuits, heat transfer fluid, and coils, among others. This is to guarantee an efficient transportation process. But always trying to adopt other technologies that help maximize performance in all heating systems.