What Are the Advantages of Solar Water Heaters?

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Did you know that a solar water heater can help you save hundreds of dollars each year on energy costs? It’s true! They’re an environmentally friendly, sustainable source to heat water when you need it. The Valley of the Sun’s seemingly unlimited sunshine is the perfect source to tap into for clean, green energy and plenty of warm water. Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of solar water heaters.

Renewable Energy Source

The sun is a massive source of energy that can be utilized to decrease reliance on traditional fossil fuels. Heating water with traditional sources such as electricity and natural gas actually consume a fair amount of energy monthly. Switching over to a solar water heater will instantly lower your monthly energy bills.

Easy Installation

Installing a solar water heater is easier and less complex than rooftop solar panel systems. A solar water heater can be divided into a few parts: solar collectors, a storage tank, pipes, a pump, and controllers. Your local professional installers will place the collectors on the roof. Then, they’ll install the storage tank wherever is suitable for you and connect it to the controller.

Simple to Maintain

When installed properly, solar water heaters can have a lifespan of 20 years or longer. In contrast, an electric water heater has a lifespan of eight to 12 years. The great thing about solar water heaters is that they typically don’t require special attention during their overall work life.

Works at Night

Solar water heaters have an insulated storage tank that keeps the heated water warm when you need it. You can even get hot water at night. Solar water heaters generally come with a backup demand type water heater or tankless water heater for cloudy days and during times of high-water demand. So, when there’s barely any sunlight or no sunlight, and you need hot water, you usually get it first from the insulated storage. But the backup system heats up the water if additional hot water is required by your family.

Your Solar Experts

Cool Blew Solar installers are experts at everything solar related. Our experienced professionals understand what’s required to purchase and install a solar water heater. Call Cool Blew Solar today at 623-234-2836 to schedule your appointment.