What’s the Deal with Solar Water Heaters?

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You’ve probably heard of solar water heaters, but you may not know the benefits of installing one. Here’s what you need to know.

Benefit #1: Reduced Carbon Footprint

Climate change is happening all over the world, and carbon emissions are a major contributing factor. A solar powered water heater for your house uses the sun’s renewable energy to warm up your water. This means reduced use of fossil fuels or natural gas compared to traditional electric or gas water heaters.

Benefit #2: Higher Efficiency

Using sunlight to heat up your water is much more efficient at converting the sun’s rays into energy. This free energy is used to naturally heat water for your shower, sinks, washing machine, and dishwasher.

Benefit #3: Reduced Energy Bills

After investing in a solar water heater, you’ll begin getting money back in the form of free energy from the sun. For a typical sized home in Arizona, you may see a reduction in water heating electricity usage from 50% to 90%. Solar heaters last between 15 and 40 years, and they pay for themselves within four to eight years. After the initial investment is paid back, it essentially means you’ll be having free heated water for many years to come.

Benefit #4: Local Installers

Your local contractor can determine the correct system size for your household’s needs, help you understand the various components needed for solar water heating systems, and will properly install your solar water heater system. When you hire a local solar water heater installation company, they’ll have current knowledge of codes, regulations, and requirements including securing building permits for the installation of a solar hot water heater at your home. Regular maintenance on a typical solar water heater installation can be as infrequent as every three to five years according to Energy.gov.

Cool Blew Solar

Cool Blew Solar technicians are available to answer all your questions and help you determine the best solar water heater solution for your house. Call your local expert installers today at Cool Blew Solar at 623-234-2836.