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Solar DHW Ready Home =
Solar Hot Water-Ready Home

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Technical Description: 

Solar hot water systems use energy from the sun to heat water for use in the home. The easiest time to prepare a home for the installation of these systems is during design and construction. A solar hot water-ready home does this by providing plumbing lines from the attic to the hot water heater, chases for wiring, documentation that the roof is designed to support the extra weight of the solar thermal panels, adequate roof space for the solar collector array that is not shaded, and adequate space in the utility room for an additional solar hot water tank, pumps, and controls. 

Solar Hot Water-Ready Home
Sales Message
Solar hot water-ready homes include additional design features and details that enable solar hot water systems to be added in the future with minimal or no disruption or cost penalty. What this means for you is that your home is ready to offset most of its annual water heating bill with a solar system. Wouldn’t you agree it feels great to have the power to eliminate most of your hot water energy bill?