What Solar Hot Water System to Buy
The type of solar hot water system you buy depends on whether or not you live in a frost prone area, what your budget is and how long a warranty you want.
For those on a budget, not in a frost prone area and who are happy with the standard warranty, we’d definitely suggest a flat panel system. The brands that we’re comfortable recommending are EnviroSun (previously known as Conergy), Chromagen and Dux.
For people who live in a frost-prone area, we’d only recommend an evacuated tube system. The best brands on the market are Apricus, SolarArk and Rinnai.
Apricus and SolarArk come with the longest warranties.
Like with anything you buy, you get what you pay for.