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Heliatos Solar Water Heater Kit EZ-Connect


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Reduce Your Power Bill by Up to 30% With a Heliatos Solar Water Heater Kit

The Heliatos EZ-Connect solar water heater kit is perfect for you if you live in a warmer climate where it doesn't freeze. If you live in an area where it freezes, check out the solar water heater freeze protected system.

Do you find your hot water bills quite expensive? Why not use the power of the sun to lower your energy bill and install a solar water heating system from Heliatos. These solar water heating kits are so affordable, easy to install, and you can do it yourself.  This means more money in your pocket and peace of mind. 

This system connects directly with your water heater so it doesn't interfere with your existing heating source, whether gas or electric. So enjoy those hot baths and showers without worrying about running up your electric bill. You'll never run out of hot water even on cloudy days. 

Based on our revolutionary EZ-37 Solar Water Heater panels with PUSH-FIT fittings, you simply plug the panels into each other. No more external connection pipes for multi panel installations! You don't even need a wrench for assembling the panel array. With this kit you DO NOT have to solder at all!

Each kit comes with:

  • EZ-37 Panels (Kits available from 2 to 10 EZ-37 solar water heater panels)
  • 1 Complete Set of Fittings and Adapters
  • 1 TopsFlo TD5 Stainless Steel Housing Pump
  • 1 Bottom Feed Connector to connect directly to your existing water heater
  • 1 Grade A 10W PV panel to power the pump - NO grid connection required - plus wire and PV mounting kit

How many panels do you need?

  • For warm climates: 1 panel for every 10 gallons of water heater capacity. You can select the number of panels above the "Add to Cart" button. This kit is available up to 10 panels - enough for a 100 gallon water heater. 
  • For cold climates: 1 panel for every 6 gallons.
  • We recommend adding one more panel if the panels will be placed at a long distance (10 feet or more) from the water heater. For example, if you have a 50 gallon water heater in a warm climate that is 20 feet from the panels, we recommend getting 6 panels.

All You have to supply is:

  • Your choice of 1/2" Pipe from the panels to the water heater (Copper, CPVC, or PEX)
    • Fasteners to attach the panels to the roof, and the parts to feed the pipes through the roof if needed. You need to make sure you know how to mount the panels to whatever surface you have and get whatever hardware is necessary for the particular mounting style you have in mind (screws, rails, mounts for metal roofing if applicable etc.). This is meant by fasteners.
    • Insulation for the pipes.
    • Your existing Water Heater
    • Tools needed for installation

    This product fits any existing water heater with a "boiler drain" near the bottom. This includes almost all gas and electric powered residential units. 

    Please Note - Will NOT work with Marathon Non Metallic (Plastic) Water Heaters.
     
    PDF Downloads

    Frequently Asked Questions

    If it regularly freezes in your area, we recommend purchasing a "Freeze Protected" Kit. These kits operate year-round, without needing to be drained when the temperature drops below 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Our SW, EZ, and Marine kits need to be drained during freezing temperatures. Damage from freezing may cause the panels to leak, and voids our 10 year leak warranty.  

     Instructional Videos

     

    Why Choose Heliatos Over Other Brands?

    Simplicity & Ease of Installation

    The main benefit of our system is that it offers a way for people to install a solar water heater at a reasonable cost. This is especially true if you install it yourself, and our kits are set up to make installation very easy. Almost anybody can do it. The kits can be shipped via UPS so the delivery is reliable and hassle free. The panels are compact and light so there is no need to get several people to lift a heavy panel to the roof.

    Also they are extremely robust so they do not suffer from the same issues as vacuum tubes. Most other kits are based on the standard large panels or vacuum tubes which requires freight and a substantial installation effort. Additionally our system is quite simple and the parts are quite robust which makes the installation and operation not demanding.

    Shipping Policy:

    When you place an order, you will receive a confirmation email of that order. This indicates that we have received your order in our system. Once your order has been received, we will contact our suppliers to determine whether that item is in stock and available to ship.

    If your purchased item(s) are unavailable, we will notify you of other options that are available. If the item(s) are available for shipment (usually in 5 business days or less), we will inform our suppliers to ship the order directly to you.

    Once we have confirmed that the order is in stock, we will email you the tracking number within one business day of your order leaving the warehouse. If you do not receive an email with the tracking information from us within 7 business days from when you placed the order, please follow up with us at orders@SolarTechDirect.com.

    Most orders are shipped via UPS or FedEx ground shipping to your designated shipping address. Larger items, such as solar panels (150W and above) and water heating tanks, must ship by freight, which is very costly. These items are not eligible for free shipping.

    When the shipment arrives, the driver will ask you to sign for the delivery. This is a legal document stating that the package is being delivered in good condition without damage and that you are waiving any additional claim from the shipper. Before signing, inspect the package(s) closely on all sides. Note any damage, including scuffs, dents, tears, punctures or creases on the delivery receipt. If you sign for damaged goods without making a damage notation, we may not be able to help you persue a damage claim. Your signature on a shipping receipt is a legal release of claim for damage unless noted at the time of receipt. So check your delivery carefully.

    If there is anything unusual with the package, you have the right to open it to inspect the contents. If the driver is unwilling to wait while you inspect all of the items, you may mark on the delivery receipt “Concealed Damage Possible”. If there is damage to the shipment, then you must contact SolarTech Direct immediately.

    Order Cancellation Policy:

    A $50 administration fee will be applied if you cancel your order after 48 hours regardless if your order has been shipped or not. If the supplier has shipped your order, you (the purchaser) will have to pay the shipping charges for returning the product plus a 15% restocking fee. We will only issue refunds to the credit card you used to place the order.

    Return Policy:

    We hope you are satisfied with your purchase from SolarTech Direct. You may return most items for a full refund, minus shipping and handling charges and a 15% restocking fee, within 30 days from date of purchase. All items must be unused and in original condition in the original packaging. Special orders and custom built orders are not returnable. If shipping charges were part of your order, they are not refundable. Some manufacturers are excluded from the 30-day return policy. The product description will note if there is an exclusion and their specific return policy. Please see section below for items that are not eligible for returns.

    Customer returns for items received as part of a "free shipping" offer will be credited for the amount of the returned items less actual outbound shipping charges paid by us and any restocking fee and other costs as mentioned above that may apply.

    Please email us at returns@solartechdirect.com to receive a Return Merchant Authorization (RMA) number. Returns will not be processed without an RMA. We will also provide you with the address to return the item. Please note, you will be responsible for the return shipping and handling costs. 

    Items Not Eligible for Returns:

    Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment we distribute and the potential risks to personal and public safety and property, we are unable to accept the return of any product from the below manufacturers which has left the warehouse, unless it involves the following: error on our part, carrier damage, defective product, incorrect product or extra product you did not order. 

    • APsystems
    • Axitec
    • Canadian Solar
    • Enphase
    • Fronius
    • IronRidge
    • Itek Energy
    • Japan Solar
    • Jinko Solar
    • Mission Solar
    • Panasonic
    • Peimar
    • QCells
    • Silfab Solar
    • SolarEdge
    • Trina Solar 

    Why Buy from SolarTech Direct?

    The entire team at SolarTech Direct is committed to your satisfaction and that you have the best customer experience as possible. We welcome any and all questions you have about the products on our website.

    Here are the top 7 reasons to purchase from SolarTech Direct:

    1. Safe, secure ordering
    We guarantee that every transaction you make is 100% secure. We use the industry standard encryption protocol known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL), to keep your order information secure. This means all of your personal information, including your credit card number, name and address, cannot be read by anyone except as provided in our Privacy Policy.

    2. Price guarantee
    We guarantee that we offer the best prices online. If you come across another online retailer that sells the same item at a lower price within one month of purchase, please let us know, and in most cases, we'll refund the original payment for the difference in price. Learn more about our price guarantee here.

    3. Free shipping
    Free Ground Shipping within the Continental U.S. for all orders over $100 from the following brands: Attic Breeze, Fronius, Go Power, Heliatos, Samlex, Zamp Solar

    4. Customer service
    This is a top priority for us. We’re here for you, and we’re committed to delivering a WOW experience. You can expect fast communication from us, and we will respond to all inquiries from our paying customers within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. When you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email from us immediately. We will also immediately notify you when your product has shipped, and you’ll receive a tracking number right away.

    5. Volume discounts
    If you need to purchase a large quantity of items, please send us an email at sales@solartechdirect.com and we can negotiate special pricing for your volume order.

    6. Easy returns
    You may return most items for a full refund, minus shipping charges and a 15% restocking fee, within 30 days from date of purchase. All items must be unused and in original condition in the original packaging. We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). For more details, see our Shipping & Return policy page.

    7. Quality
    We’ve hand selected only those manufacturers that deliver high quality, reliable and durable products. We’ve researched customer reviews on their products, and that the products have passed rigorous testing standards. All items have been inspected before leaving the warehouses.

    Financing Options

    We understand that purchasing solar is a huge investment. We don't want financing to be a barrier towards purchasing your solar product that can help you save money in the long run while becoming energy independent. We are happy to provide you with the following financing options through our partners:


    Paypal Credit: No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. Buying with the power to pay as you choose and still enjoying the security and reliability of PayPal...now that’s magic!

     

    LightStream: Loans available from $5,000 to $100,000 with flexible loan terms. No fees, no origination fees, no application fees, no prepayment penalties/fees. Fast, easy application, approval and activation.


    Prosper.com Personal Loans

    Prosper: Loans made simple with low interest rate. Offers single monthly payment with no hidden fees or prepayment penalties. Checking your rate won't affect your credit score.

    Reduce Your Power Bill by Up to 30% With a Heliatos Solar Water Heater Kit

    The Heliatos EZ-Connect solar water heater kit is perfect for you if you live in a warmer climate where it doesn't freeze. If you live in an area where it freezes, check out the solar water heater freeze protected system.

    Do you find your hot water bills quite expensive? Why not use the power of the sun to lower your energy bill and install a solar water heating system from Heliatos. These solar water heating kits are so affordable, easy to install, and you can do it yourself.  This means more money in your pocket and peace of mind. 

    This system connects directly with your water heater so it doesn't interfere with your existing heating source, whether gas or electric. So enjoy those hot baths and showers without worrying about running up your electric bill. You'll never run out of hot water even on cloudy days. 

    Based on our revolutionary EZ-37 Solar Water Heater panels with PUSH-FIT fittings, you simply plug the panels into each other. No more external connection pipes for multi panel installations! You don't even need a wrench for assembling the panel array. With this kit you DO NOT have to solder at all!

    Each kit comes with:

    • EZ-37 Panels (Kits available from 2 to 10 EZ-37 solar water heater panels)
    • 1 Complete Set of Fittings and Adapters
    • 1 TopsFlo TD5 Stainless Steel Housing Pump
    • 1 Bottom Feed Connector to connect directly to your existing water heater
    • 1 Grade A 10W PV panel to power the pump - NO grid connection required - plus wire and PV mounting kit

    How many panels do you need?

    • For warm climates: 1 panel for every 10 gallons of water heater capacity. You can select the number of panels above the "Add to Cart" button. This kit is available up to 10 panels - enough for a 100 gallon water heater. 
    • For cold climates: 1 panel for every 6 gallons.
    • We recommend adding one more panel if the panels will be placed at a long distance (10 feet or more) from the water heater. For example, if you have a 50 gallon water heater in a warm climate that is 20 feet from the panels, we recommend getting 6 panels.

    All You have to supply is:

    • Your choice of 1/2" Pipe from the panels to the water heater (Copper, CPVC, or PEX)
      • Fasteners to attach the panels to the roof, and the parts to feed the pipes through the roof if needed. You need to make sure you know how to mount the panels to whatever surface you have and get whatever hardware is necessary for the particular mounting style you have in mind (screws, rails, mounts for metal roofing if applicable etc.). This is meant by fasteners.
      • Insulation for the pipes.
      • Your existing Water Heater
      • Tools needed for installation

      This product fits any existing water heater with a "boiler drain" near the bottom. This includes almost all gas and electric powered residential units. 

      Please Note - Will NOT work with Marathon Non Metallic (Plastic) Water Heaters.
       
      PDF Downloads

      Frequently Asked Questions

      If it regularly freezes in your area, we recommend purchasing a "Freeze Protected" Kit. These kits operate year-round, without needing to be drained when the temperature drops below 38 degrees Fahrenheit. Our SW, EZ, and Marine kits need to be drained during freezing temperatures. Damage from freezing may cause the panels to leak, and voids our 10 year leak warranty.  

       Instructional Videos

       

      Why Choose Heliatos Over Other Brands?

      Simplicity & Ease of Installation

      The main benefit of our system is that it offers a way for people to install a solar water heater at a reasonable cost. This is especially true if you install it yourself, and our kits are set up to make installation very easy. Almost anybody can do it. The kits can be shipped via UPS so the delivery is reliable and hassle free. The panels are compact and light so there is no need to get several people to lift a heavy panel to the roof.

      Also they are extremely robust so they do not suffer from the same issues as vacuum tubes. Most other kits are based on the standard large panels or vacuum tubes which requires freight and a substantial installation effort. Additionally our system is quite simple and the parts are quite robust which makes the installation and operation not demanding.

      Shipping Policy:

      When you place an order, you will receive a confirmation email of that order. This indicates that we have received your order in our system. Once your order has been received, we will contact our suppliers to determine whether that item is in stock and available to ship.

      If your purchased item(s) are unavailable, we will notify you of other options that are available. If the item(s) are available for shipment (usually in 5 business days or less), we will inform our suppliers to ship the order directly to you.

      Once we have confirmed that the order is in stock, we will email you the tracking number within one business day of your order leaving the warehouse. If you do not receive an email with the tracking information from us within 7 business days from when you placed the order, please follow up with us at orders@SolarTechDirect.com.

      Most orders are shipped via UPS or FedEx ground shipping to your designated shipping address. Larger items, such as solar panels (150W and above) and water heating tanks, must ship by freight, which is very costly. These items are not eligible for free shipping.

      When the shipment arrives, the driver will ask you to sign for the delivery. This is a legal document stating that the package is being delivered in good condition without damage and that you are waiving any additional claim from the shipper. Before signing, inspect the package(s) closely on all sides. Note any damage, including scuffs, dents, tears, punctures or creases on the delivery receipt. If you sign for damaged goods without making a damage notation, we may not be able to help you persue a damage claim. Your signature on a shipping receipt is a legal release of claim for damage unless noted at the time of receipt. So check your delivery carefully.

      If there is anything unusual with the package, you have the right to open it to inspect the contents. If the driver is unwilling to wait while you inspect all of the items, you may mark on the delivery receipt “Concealed Damage Possible”. If there is damage to the shipment, then you must contact SolarTech Direct immediately.

      Order Cancellation Policy:

      A $50 administration fee will be applied if you cancel your order after 48 hours regardless if your order has been shipped or not. If the supplier has shipped your order, you (the purchaser) will have to pay the shipping charges for returning the product plus a 15% restocking fee. We will only issue refunds to the credit card you used to place the order.

      Return Policy:

      We hope you are satisfied with your purchase from SolarTech Direct. You may return most items for a full refund, minus shipping and handling charges and a 15% restocking fee, within 30 days from date of purchase. All items must be unused and in original condition in the original packaging. Special orders and custom built orders are not returnable. If shipping charges were part of your order, they are not refundable. Some manufacturers are excluded from the 30-day return policy. The product description will note if there is an exclusion and their specific return policy. Please see section below for items that are not eligible for returns.

      Customer returns for items received as part of a "free shipping" offer will be credited for the amount of the returned items less actual outbound shipping charges paid by us and any restocking fee and other costs as mentioned above that may apply.

      Please email us at returns@solartechdirect.com to receive a Return Merchant Authorization (RMA) number. Returns will not be processed without an RMA. We will also provide you with the address to return the item. Please note, you will be responsible for the return shipping and handling costs. 

      Items Not Eligible for Returns:

      Due to the sensitive nature of the equipment we distribute and the potential risks to personal and public safety and property, we are unable to accept the return of any product from the below manufacturers which has left the warehouse, unless it involves the following: error on our part, carrier damage, defective product, incorrect product or extra product you did not order. 

      • APsystems
      • Axitec
      • Canadian Solar
      • Enphase
      • Fronius
      • IronRidge
      • Itek Energy
      • Japan Solar
      • Jinko Solar
      • Mission Solar
      • Panasonic
      • Peimar
      • QCells
      • Silfab Solar
      • SolarEdge
      • Trina Solar 

      Why Buy from SolarTech Direct?

      The entire team at SolarTech Direct is committed to your satisfaction and that you have the best customer experience as possible. We welcome any and all questions you have about the products on our website.

      Here are the top 7 reasons to purchase from SolarTech Direct:

      1. Safe, secure ordering
      We guarantee that every transaction you make is 100% secure. We use the industry standard encryption protocol known as Secure Socket Layer (SSL), to keep your order information secure. This means all of your personal information, including your credit card number, name and address, cannot be read by anyone except as provided in our Privacy Policy.

      2. Price guarantee
      We guarantee that we offer the best prices online. If you come across another online retailer that sells the same item at a lower price within one month of purchase, please let us know, and in most cases, we'll refund the original payment for the difference in price. Learn more about our price guarantee here.

      3. Free shipping
      Free Ground Shipping within the Continental U.S. for all orders over $100 from the following brands: Attic Breeze, Fronius, Go Power, Heliatos, Samlex, Zamp Solar

      4. Customer service
      This is a top priority for us. We’re here for you, and we’re committed to delivering a WOW experience. You can expect fast communication from us, and we will respond to all inquiries from our paying customers within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. When you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email from us immediately. We will also immediately notify you when your product has shipped, and you’ll receive a tracking number right away.

      5. Volume discounts
      If you need to purchase a large quantity of items, please send us an email at sales@solartechdirect.com and we can negotiate special pricing for your volume order.

      6. Easy returns
      You may return most items for a full refund, minus shipping charges and a 15% restocking fee, within 30 days from date of purchase. All items must be unused and in original condition in the original packaging. We'll pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.). For more details, see our Shipping & Return policy page.

      7. Quality
      We’ve hand selected only those manufacturers that deliver high quality, reliable and durable products. We’ve researched customer reviews on their products, and that the products have passed rigorous testing standards. All items have been inspected before leaving the warehouses.

      Financing Options

      We understand that purchasing solar is a huge investment. We don't want financing to be a barrier towards purchasing your solar product that can help you save money in the long run while becoming energy independent. We are happy to provide you with the following financing options through our partners:


      Paypal Credit: No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. Buying with the power to pay as you choose and still enjoying the security and reliability of PayPal...now that’s magic!

       

      LightStream: Loans available from $5,000 to $100,000 with flexible loan terms. No fees, no origination fees, no application fees, no prepayment penalties/fees. Fast, easy application, approval and activation.


      Prosper.com Personal Loans

      Prosper: Loans made simple with low interest rate. Offers single monthly payment with no hidden fees or prepayment penalties. Checking your rate won't affect your credit score.

      QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

      Ask a Question
      • Can solar water panels be attached to an Elev on demand water heater? Is a storage tank required for this arrangement?

        Thank you for posting your question. Could you clarify what you mean by "Elev on demand"? This kit connects directly with your existing water heater. You need an existing storage tank since all solar water heaters have to have a tank.

      • I have questions with the 5 panel Solar Water EZ connect kit. With the Solar Panel water Pump. The Pump will turn on before the Panels gets hot and will keep pumping into the evening after the Panel might cool off. How can I prevent this? Also kit comes with EZ 37 panels. Can I get the 38 Panels? They're cheaper. Whats the differences?

        The first part of the question is common and based on the misconception that the water in the panels needs to be "hot" before it can be pumped into the tank. The reality is that the water comes from the tank and gets "heated". As long as it comes out warmer than it went in there is a net gain. Once that is understood you can see that as soon as the energy is being provided to the pump it is also being provided to the heating effect. Also the flow rate from the pump is non-linearly dependent on the sunshine intensity so the pump will actually lag a bit behind the heating effect, meaning that the pump will start a bit after the heating in the panels has already begun and stop a bit before the heating effect has stopped. This is why we do not supply or recommend more powerful PV panels for running the pump.

        For a 5-panel kit they will have to go with the EZ-37 panels. The flow rate - pressure drop characteristics of the SW-38 is such that you cannot string up more than 4 in a single array. You could put up an array of 2x3 dimension using the SW-38, but you need extra plumbing to make such an array, splitting and recombining the flow through 2 1x3 sets of panels.

      • I live in Connecticut. where temperatures range to minus 20 degrees Celsius in the winter. I want to know if they can work. there is a risk of freezing and disconnecting or discharging from low temperatures?

        We do have a kit available that works in freezing temperatures. Check it out here --> Heliatos Solar Water Heater Kit GH (Freeze Protection) Let us know if you have any other questions.

      • can heliatos panels be installed on a flat roof? does water just flow across the surface of the solar absorbtion panel, under the absorption panel, or through tubing inside the pabel? thanks.

        Our panels have copper tubing inside so the water (or other liquid) flows through the tubing. The tubing is attached to a special absorber that absorbs the heat and transfers it to the water in the tubing. The orientation of the panels does not matter, but of course they do have to more or less point at the sun. So in a place like Florida putting panels on a flat roof is perfect because the sun is almost overhead for part of the year.

      • Could the EZ-Connect kit be used with a radiant floor heating system?

        It is possible to do this. Usually the solar heater is connected to the water heater as per usual. Then the radiant heat is connected to the water heater. This way the radiant heat gets heat from the water heater, which may come from solar or if there is no solar it will come from gas or electric. So technically this is possible and will work fine.
        However we do not recommend using solar for space heating unless there is a massive thermal reservoir in the system (like the radiant heat heating a big slab). The reason is that when you need space heating most, at night and when it is cloudy and cold, there is no solar input. So it will only work if when solar heat is available it can be stored for use when heat is needed.

      • Can I manually set the temperature when to shut off?

        The pump shutoff at 180 degrees is a safety feature and is not user selectable. If you want to shut it off at lower temperatures you would have to use a thermo switch.

      • Do I need to insulate the pipes from the water heater to the panels?

        All pipes HAVE to be insulated. Even in a hot places.

      • I live in Houston, and it freezes only a few days out of the year. Does I still need to get the freeze protected kit?

        The standard system will be damaged by any freezing. My personal preference when I lived in a place like that was to drain the system before predicted freezes. As long as it only happens once or twice a year I thought it was better to go that way than to have the more expensive and complex freeze protected system. Others don't want to have to think about it so they would have to have the freeze protected system even if it freezes only once a year.

      • Can I add one or more additional sources of solar heated water to this system?

        You can add panels of any design to the rest of the system or even just use your own panels and get the rest of the parts from Heliatos Solar. If you add more panels you have to think about pump flow rate. Also if the flow characteristics of your panels are significantly different from Heliatos you have to think about how to hook everything up together so all panels receive some flow.

      • Hi how many panels would I need for 4 people leaving in home and have a 40 gallon water heater. I Iive in south- west of Arizona

        The manufacturer recommends 1 panel for every 10 gallons of water heater capacity (if you live in warm weather climates). A total of 4 panels would work for your home. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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