Pool Heating: The Simplest and Affordable Solution to Reduce Energy Bill

by Pool Builders on 03-09-2011 in Articles

If you want to get the most out of your swimming pool anytime of the year you must install a pool heating device so you and your family could extend your summer fun.

Have fun anytime with solar heating that will provide you a warm pool any time of the year and any time of the day. The best thing that you will get from using solar energy for pool heating purposes is that, it will decrease your energy costs yet increases your pool fun.

If you are considering the use of solar powered pool heaters, the best way to do is to look for reputable contractors who are well equipped in the installation as well as with the proper maintenance of solar powered pool heating equipment. Never fall for or easily believe contractors who offer amazingly cheap services. Spend time to make a little research and ask for referrals to ensure that you transact business with the professional solar powered equipment installers. By asking for referrals, you can be sure of the company's credentials and years of experience.

Depending on the state you are in, you can also check with the state licensing board or you can ask for any recommendations as to which company excels in the field of solar energy technology. Make sure to work with reputable contractors and avoid being victimized by fly-by-night and unlicensed contractors. A good and well experienced contractor can very well help you get the right type of solar heating system that will work well with your type of pool which means that all you have to do is place the order, pay a down payment and they will have your pool heating kit delivered and installed.

Harnessing the sun's energy is definitely the simplest and the only affordable solutions and beneficial if you want to reduce your natural gas bill usage per month as well as save a lot on your homes' annual operating costs. It has been reported that gas hot water systems usually cost around twenty percent of every household's greenhouse gas emissions. You will be able to greatly reduce these gas emissions and save up to 80% of your water heating costs by installing a solar powered heater. The only drawback here is that the solar powered heaters will not work too well on cloudy days and may take time to heat your pool water but it will still be able to heat your pool and you need not worry about the energy bill as you are relying on the sun's energy to activate your pool heating system.

There are 2 different types of solar powered pool heaters and they may also differ in the type of materials they are made of. Ensure that you pick the correct type that will work efficiently in your region's type of climate.

  • Unglazed pool heating system works well if the temperature in your area goes above freezing. This type of heating system comes with a heavy-duty rubber or plastic light inhibitor, is affordable and easy to use. Its plastic light inhibitors are UV treated.
  • Glazed solar pool heating system are manufactured using aluminum plates equipped with iron-tempered glass casing and copper tubing and is more efficient in a colder climate.

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