Solar Hot Water FAQs

Who Can Install my SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System for me?

Generally speaking, any plumber can install a SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System. If you have a particular local plumber that you work with and trust, we can assist that plumber in installing your SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System. Additionally, we can arrange your installation through our growing network of SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Installers across the United States. Or,...

Can I Install my SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Heater Myself?

Generally, if you have some basic plumbing knowledge, are comfortable working on the roof, and can handle some minor tasks, it is likely that you could install your SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System yourself. In fact, assembly and installation of a SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System requires the following skills or experience: Assembly of Pre-fabricated Hardware Basic Plumbing Design and Installation Sweating...

Can I use SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Systems to Heat my Pool or Spa?

Yes. In fact, Pool Heating is considered one of the most affordable, efficient and cost-effective uses of Solar Hot Water Systems today. Heating a pool or spa can require a significant amount of propane, natural gas or electricity, and as energy prices continue to rise, it is becoming a more and more unnecessary and unaffordable expense. However, a heated...

How do Radiant Heating Systems Work?

There are several different ways that SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Systems can be used to provide home heating – offsetting the amount heating oil, propane, natural gas or wood that you use. These Include: In-Floor Radiant Heating – a series of PEX Tubing Loops are installed under your floorboards. As Hot Water passes through them, they transfer their heat up, through the...

Will a SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System Work in the Northeast or Northwest?

Yes. For these climates, we recommend that customers use SunMaxx Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors. During a significant portion of the year in these locations, the sun is at low angles in the sky, the days are extremely short, and the temperatures are often freezing, or barely above. Because of their design, SunMaxx Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors are particularly well...

Will a SunMaxx Solar Hot Water System Work on a Cloudy Day?

Yes, to an extent. SunMaxx Solar Hot Water Systems do not only work with direct sunlight, but also with Solar Radiation. Even on cloudy days, there is ample solar radiation, which allows SunMaxx Evacuated Tube Solar Collectors to provide significant performance, even in these conditions. However, the performance of the Solar Collector will be less than it is on...