Hot water cylinders are commonly used as boiler supply equipment. They are also sometimes called solar cylinders, pilot lights or radiant tubes because they allow the heat of stored water to be recovered to heat the surrounding space. They have a small solar collector on the top of the unit, surrounded by tubes that carry hot water to a condenser unit. The condenser is powered by electricity or gas lines to provide an instant, ready source of heat. This makes hot water cylinders an excellent storage solution for heated pools.
Why You Use A Hot Water Cylinder
A hot water cylinder is a cylindrical water tank typically used for storing hot water in large quantities for domestic or space heating purposes. These tanks are made of ceramic, steel or other metals to store water. Ceramic, steel and other metals are heat resistant and therefore can be used to store extremely hot water. Hot water stored in these kinds of containers is usually heated by gas or electricity before it is released into the room or area that requires water.
Because hot water cylinders are also portable devices, they can be used as an off-grid solution to reduce your power consumption. For this purpose, a system similar to an outdoor solar heating collector is used to deliver hot water to individual homes or areas. In areas where regular electricity and gas lines cannot be used, these portable systems use alternative methods such as solar power, propane and other sources of free energy. Depending on your location, you may need to get a license for these systems; however, they provide an excellent source of free energy, which is why they are a popular option for environmentally conscious individuals who wish to help relieve global warming.