Are you thinking of going green? There can be some major benefits that come from living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. And we’re not just talking about changing your diet: There are things you can do to your home that can have a positive impact on the environment. Like getting a solar water heater.
If you’re wondering if getting a solar water heater is right for you, Boydco Plumbing can help with that. Here’s a few of the benefits that can come from getting a solar water heater installed in your home.
What Is A Solar Water Heater?
Solar water heaters soak up the sun’s rays using collectors. Collectors are solar panels that are fitted to your roof. They collect heat and use it to heat up water which is stored in a cylinder. Often times these heaters are paired with a boiler or immersion heater, which can be used as a back-up to heat the water further.
It Saves You Money
One of the biggest benefits to getting a solar water heater is that it can save you a considerable amount of money in the long run. Solar water heaters cut down on your energy and water-heating bills, sometimes as much as 50%! If you live in a very sunny state like Arizona, getting a solar heater is a smart move: The heater will absorb so much sunlight that you’ll end up saving more money on your bills than if you lived in a cooler climate.
You don’t have to depend on your utilities once you’ve got a solar water heater. As long as the sun is shining in the sky, you’ve got energy to harvest! It means that in times of power outages, grid problems and downed lines you won’t have to worry: You’ll still have all the hot water you can handle.
Hot Water Throughout The Year
The heaters are designed to work all year round. Maintained properly they’ll supply you with hot water throughout the year. You may need to heat the water further with a boiler or immersion heater during the winter months.
Lower Carbon Footprint
Getting a solar water heater isn’t just great for your pocketbook: It helps the environment! Solar is a natural, green, renewable energy source. Getting a heater can significantly reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
To find out more about our services, call Boydco Plumbing at 602-335-0323.