Hi-Tec Solar Hot Water Systems – The Clear Choice for South Florida over HeliOcol
Choosing a solar panel system for your home’s pool, hot water or electric needs is a major decision. Despite great financing offers and tax incentives, it is a major financial and structural commitment to handle. Naturally, the industry is highly-competitive. This is good news for consumers as it should result in the best price and produce for your needs. However, not all solar systems are created equal and you have to choose the one that best meets your solar electric and heating needs. Price is a consideration, but should not be the only thing to consider. The wrong system at the best price is nothing but an eye-sore on your home and a constant reminder of what could have been. When considering a solar system for your home, be prepared to ask your installer questions about the systems’ efficiency, durability and structure in addition to cost and your specific application.
At Climatic Solar, we prefer to install Hi-Tec solar systems over Heliocol and other competitors. One of the most important reasons is our geographic focus in the South Florida area as it relates to the system’s efficiency. Hi-Tec systems are designed specifically for the South Florida weather and lifestyle needs. Heliocol, by comparison, boats higher BTU output for its panels and that provides better heating capacity. Generally speaking, this is true, but Hi-Tec panels outperform on a BTU and production basis in the winter and fall months – this is where South Floridians really want to see the solar pool heater come to life.
Specifically, Hi-Tec systems are designed to capture more of the sun’s rays when the sun is less prevalent in the South Florida sky. This is critical because as a Floridian, you know the water gets warm enough on its own in July and August. However, how about during December or March? It is often very sunny and pleasant enough to be outside but since the sun is not out as much in the fall, winter and early spring, the pool water never warms up. Hi-Tec systems ensure heat efficiency during these times and outperform Heliocol’s energy production during this time of the year. Hi-Tec systems can do this due to a more efficient design and sturdier installation so energy is not lost from wind and cloud cover.
There are many great solar systems in the marketplace. Obviously, we recommend Hi-Tec systems were appropriate, but other manufacturers such as Heliocol, FAFCO and others make great products. However, we believe what we offer is best suited to our client needs in the St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach county areas.