Greensboro Plumbing & Heating | Home & Garden
Greensboro Plumbing and Heating began providing service to the Piedmont in 1996. After nearly 20 years in the plumbing and HVAC industry, owner Jay Carroll made the decision to venture out on his own. Backed by extensive experience in residential and commercial service, Jay also brings knowledge in the health care field from his years in Facilities Management with the Moses Cone Health Care System.
Greensboro Plumbing and Heating is on the cutting edge of Solar Technology offering customers the chance to cut their heating and domestic hot water expenses by 70%. We are involved in green products selling Hybrid G Water Heaters, Tankers Heaters & Solar Installation. Greensboro Plumbing & Heating is an authorized supplier for Bosch and an authorized service agency for Rinnai.
At Greensboro Plumbing and Heating we are continually trying to earn your trust and your business. The staff at Greensboro Plumbing and Heating pride themselves with a combined experience of over 60 years in the industry. As a residential and commercial service provider, we not only stand behind the products and materials we use, but in our workmanship as well.
Technicians arrive on the job site in uniform and in Greensboro Plumbing and Heating commercial vans. Care is taken to make sure that your home or business is left clean and orderly.
Currently, we provide service to the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina including Guilford, Forsyth, Alamance and Randolph and Rockingham Counties.
How is Solar Technology used for plumbing and heating?
There are three types of solar collectors that are used for residential applications.
Glazed flat-plate collectors are insulated, weather proofed boxes that contain a dark absorber plate under one or more glass or plastic (polymer) cover. Unglazed flat-plate collectors-typically used for solar pool heating-have a dark absorber plate, made of metal or polymer, without a cover or enclosure.
Integral collector-storage systems also known as ICS or batch systems, they feature one or more black tanks or tubes in an insulated, glazed box. Cold water first passes through the solar collector, which preheats the water. The water then continues on to the conventional backup water heater, providing a reliable source of hot water. They should be installed only in mild-freeze climates because the outdoor pipes could freeze in severe, cold weather.
Evacuated-tube solar collectors feature parallel rows of transparent glass tubes. Each tube contains a glass outer tube and metal absorber tube attached to a fin. The fin’s coating absorbs solar energy but inhibits radiative heat loss. These collectors are used more frequently for U.S. commercial applications.