People have been trying to harness the power of the sun for centuries, and with advances in coating technologies and solar panels, sunlight can now be turned into more effective power for your home. People use solar energy to light their homes and cook their meals, and this power can also be used to heat water for bathing and cleaning. At Gladiator Plumbing & Repipe in San Jose, we have experience with all types of water heaters, including those powered by solar energy.

Traditional water heaters are fueled by gas, electricity, or oil, and solar power allows you to cut down on your usage of those consumables and will reduce your overall energy costs. Depending on the solar water heating system you have, active or passive, we will replace any faulty plumbing parts and explain how to maximize your water heater’s efficiency. Active solar heating systems contain pumps and controls, while passive systems do not. There are advantages to both systems, and we will gladly explain the plumbing aspects of each one.

With water heating accounting for nearly 15% of your utility bill, it’s important to find ways to save money on your energy costs. Since San Jose gets so much sunshine all throughout the year, it can make perfect sense to have solar panels placed on your roof and connect it to a new water heating system. A solar energy expert can recommend the proper panels for your home, and the team at Gladiator will handle all of the plumbing installation and maintenance.