Paul and I are so happy that the rainy and gloomy Pacific Northwest weather is just a memory – we love living in sunny Mazatlán. We love all the new plants we can grow and waking up every day knowing we can enjoy the outdoors. But lately we have been pretty jazzed to finally be taking advantage of the sun for a practical purpose.
Earlier this week we had two solar hot water heaters installed on our roof. Originally we had ordered one 240 liter but they were on back order so we ended up with two 150 liter setups. It couldn’t have gone easier for us. This is more capacity than the two of us need but since our house is large we fit the system to the house.
For those of you not familiar with the way our water system functions, I’ll describe it – we have a pressurized system on the house that is in place because the person we bought from chose to install a whole house water purification system, and it requires pressure. Water doesn’t come to your house under pressure in Mazatlán. Most people receive their water at the street and it travels up to the roof to their tinaco, or water storage tank. Our house also has a cistern, a large underground storage tank.