Hot Water Green Building
Hot Water, Solar, Green Building, Green Builders, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green HousesPlease Note:This website explains green building for a climate zone comparable to North Texas or Central Texas, such as the climate of Waco or Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. It is important to hire a green builder who is an expert in energy-efficient building in your climate zone.
Hot Water in Green Building
Heating Water in Green Homes
Solar Hot Water
A solar hot water system, installed on a south-facing roof, can be integrated with both domestic water and space heating by way of a highly-insulated, large-capacity hot water storage tank with heat exchanger coils specifically designed for this integration.
A solar hot water system has a short pay-back time period.
Recirculating Cold Water
In almost every American home there is a waiting period for hot water while the cold water in the pipes runs down the drain.
To engineer an energy-efficient hot-water system:
1. Optimize the shortest route for hot water to travel.
2. Select the right type of pipe.
3. Choose the right size of pipe.
4. Install a recirculation loop run by an efficient pump which recirculates cooled water in the hot water pipes back to the water heater.
This also adds the convenience of "instant" hot water.
On the Way to the Shower
One builder ran solar-heated hot water through a towel warming tube on the water’s path to the shower. A "warm" touch!.
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