Domestic Hot Water FAQ

1. What is Domestic Hot Water?
Domestic hot water is the water that you use around the house or office for everyday applications. This can include any of the following:
  • Showers, Baths and Personal Grooming.
  • Cooking.
  • Cleaning Around the House.
  • Doing Laundry.
  • Washing Dishes. 

2. How Much Domestic Hot Water Does the Average Home Use?
This is typically based on the number of people who live in your household. Over the years, it has become a standard that the average anywhere between 50-120L of hot water every day for domestic purposes. Obviously, there are some people who use less, and others who can use significantly more. But on average, this figure works very well for most households across the China. So, for instance, if there are 4 people in your house, you would want a solar hot water system that can produce between 200-500L of hot water each day.

3. What do I Heat My Hot Water with Now?
Most people heat their hot water with a variety of different fuel sources. The most common fuel sources include:
  • Heating Oil.
  • Propane.
  • Natural Gas.
  • Wood.
The problem is that these fossil fuels are extremely dirty and bad for the environment. And, additionally, they are becoming extremely expensive, especially with the credit crunch that many people are facing today.
4. How Much Money Does the Average Household Spend on Hot Water?
This is a calculation that is made using the price of your heating fuel and how much hot water you use. You know better than anyone how much money you spend on water heating every month and year - just by looking at your hot water bill. Of course, most people find that just heating water accounts for nearly 20% or more of their annual energy bills. When you take Home Heating into account as well, overall heating at your home can cost 40% or more of your annual energy bills.
5. How Much Does a Domestic Solar Hot Water System Cost?
This will vary depending on your hot water use. However, carries a number of Pre-Packaged solar hot water systems that include most of the major components needed for installation, and are perfectly suited to generate enough hot water each day for households from 2 to 6 people. Typically, you will find that a solar water heater system for Domestic use will cost roughly Thousands of dollars (or slightly more of less) depending on your needs and location.
6. Why Should I use a Solar Hot Water System for my Domestic Hot Water?
There are many important reasons that you should use a solar hot water system. These include:
  • Solar hot water systems are good for environment, and will help maintain a healthy earth for generations to come
  • Solar hot water systems are extremely affordable, and priced hundreds of dollars lower than national competitors
  • Solar hot water systems can save your hundreds, or thousands, of dollars every year
  • Solar hot water systems are extremely efficient and cost-effective - generally our systems pay for themselves in 5-6 years or less.