Solar water heater ratings part 3 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Buderus, Bulex, Butler, Caleffi, Calpak, Carinci, Chauffage Francais, and Chofu brands.
This brand is a part of BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY CORP. The LOGAPLUS solar packages offer a choice of flat plate or evacuated tube collectors. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand is a part of the VAILLANT GROUP and is available in Belgium. The HELIO SET packages are available in three sizes but the standard warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand is a great option for "add on" solutions and the system pump can be powered by solar as well. The units feature the "solar wand" which is a screw in heat exchanger that allows for the easy connection to an existing water heater. The umbilical system allows for quick connection of system parts. You can purchase the units online from the manufacturer but the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands.
This brand offers five different systems to match the needs of your home. They are available worldwide but the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands.
These water heaters are made and sold in Greece. They feature efficient vacuum tube collectors but their website is not much help.
The ACS water heating systems are made in Italy and are available in four sizes. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
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This brand is a part of the RIELLO GROUP and is available in France. The SOLENNE E systems are available in 300, 400, or 500 liter sizes. The solar collectors can be integrated into the roof or mounted on the roof. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are made and sold in Japan by CHOFI SEISAKUSHA CO. LTD. The HSG-200 model incorporates a gas fired backup and all of the controls/pump are in a nice packaged unit. They have a durable stainless steel tank but use basic flat plate collectors. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
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