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 


This website is for the climate zone that includes North Central Texas or the DFW area such as Plano, Keller, or Dallas-Fort Worth Texas.  Regardless of your climate zone, the first priority for green building or energy-efficient remodeling is to hire an energy consultant and a green builder who understand and use up-to-date green building practices for your area. 

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!.

Do you need an energy consult
or energy audit or
green builder/remodeler
in North Central Texas
or the Dallas-Fort Worth area?
Contact Terry Jensen
Frugal Energy, LLC
817 443-2553 or 972 251-1532


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