Solar water heaters consist of various components that work together to heat water and through its insulated properties, keep the water hot. The location of a residence or commercial building as well as the quality of water in the area affects the type of system that one needs.
saving on water heating bills.
lifespan years plus.
money-back on the initial investment.
The annoyance that comes with frequent power blackouts cannot be explained. With our power backup solutions, you can now go about your home activities totally uninterrupted.
What you need to know.
Why should I buy a power backup?
- Uninterrupted power supply - automatic pick up.
- Highly cost-effective compared to diesel generator. There are no fuel costs.
- No pollution.
- No noise.
What size of power backup do I require?
We will help you determine the size that will perfectly match your power needs. Our solutions are cost-effective and tailored to suit your needs and desires.
Who does the installation? Is there an after-sales service?
Our experienced technical team is available to install the system for our customers upon request. Installation costs vary depending on the system size established after a site survey. Chloride Exide offers an after-sales service through annual service contract arrangements.
Does Chloride offer a warranty?
We offer a Manufacturer Warranty of either 1 or 2 years depending on the brands used.
What would it cost me?
Contact us today for your free site assessment to establish the costs.
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We can help you integrate your mains power with solar PV solutions to enable you live comfortably yet efficiently.
- In remote areas away from the main grid.
- Suitable for eco-friendly homes.
- Convenience where there is interruption from the main grid.
- Its cheaper in the long run as there are no bills.
- Reduce carbon footprint and promote a greener environment.
Does the Solar water heater government regulation affect me?
The regulation requires all households with hot water requirements exceeding 100 litres, be installed with a solar water heater. This is a home accommodating 2 people and above.
How does a solar water heater really benefit me?
After installing a high efficiency solar water heater, your power bill should go down by 60%. For instance, if your current power bill is Ksh 7,000, it should drop to below Ksh 2,800. The huge power savings will enable you recover your investment within 3 years.
What are the key things to consider while choosing a solar water heater?
Size of the family, usage of the hot water and house accessories like bathtub, washing machines etc. Rough guidelines are:
- A family of 2 will need 100 litres
- A family of 3 to 4 will need 200 litres
- A family of 5 to 6 will need 300 litres
Where there is a bathtub or jacuzzi, an extra 120 litres will be required. A kitchen and laundry room will require an extra provision of 120 litres.
We offer the best manufacturer warranty of 5 years. Our systems can have a lifetime of up to 10 years. We stock quality spares to keep the systems running perfectly beyond the stated warranty period.
Our experienced technical team is available to install the system for our customers upon request. Installation costs vary depending on the system size established after a site survey.
Chloride Exide offers an after-sales service through annual service contract arrangements.
Once we conduct a site visit, we will determine how best to fit the system. For a home which already uses hot water, we do not expect major plumbing works. Nor do we expect major structural works, since the solar water heating system typically sits on your roof, which we neatly integrate into various types of roof structure.
Indeed you will, if you do not use all the hot water the night before. Hot water in the tank is kept hot thanks to the highly effective, heat-insulating material between the inner and outer layers of the tank; this ensures that all hot water in the tank stays hot for a long period of time. Depending on your usage pattern, you will be able to set the system to automatically boost the temperature of the water, should the need arise.
The system is made up of a collector and a tank. The collectors which are either flat plated or vacuum tube are made of a material that traps heat from sun, heating the water up to over 65 degrees celsius on a sunny day. The tank is comprised of the inner and outer layers, separated by a highly-effective, heat-insulating material; this ensures that all hot water in the tank stays hot for a long period of time.
The system can come with an intelligent controller, fitted inside your home. This will give you full control over the system, showing the exact temperature of the water. It also allows you to pre-set a preferred constant temperature; the intelligent system will trigger the integrated electrical heater to boost your water temperature on cloudy days.
Our system typically integrates with a feeder tank, which serves as both storage for water supply and a cold reservoir to the Solar Hot Water system. The feeder tank gets its supply from your main reservoir (on ground, underground etc.) in a similar manner by which your existing service tank is supplied. As long as there is water in your feeder tank, you will have uninterrupted supply of hot water. If the feeder tank runs dry, you will need to replenish it from the main tank (much in the same way as you need to replenish your service tank). This is mostly achieved by manual pumping, but we could offer the option to automate this pumping function via the Intelligent Controller.