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The Benefits of Solar Water Heaters

November 29, 2016 Contributor

The Benefits of Solar Water HeatersHave you been searching for a way to switch to a low-cost, high-efficiency solution for hot water in your home? A solar water heater may be the answer you have been looking for. Solar water heaters use the thermal energy from the sun to heat hot water for residential homes. Combined with options for backup water heating when demand is high, a passive or active solar water heater can be relied upon to deliver an unending supply of hot water.

Keep Your Costs Low

Residents in nations around the world have long been taking advantage of the cost savings provided by energy efficient solar water heaters. Solar systems can reduce the energy costs of some households by hundreds of dollars per year. The United States now offers federal tax incentives to purchase energy efficiency improvements for your home, making solar water heaters more affordable than ever and helping early adopters reap the savings.

A Variety of Options to Suit Your Needs

Solar water heaters come in two basic varieties: passive and active. A roof-mounted passive solar water heater requires no electricity to operate, taking advantage of thermal energy to power the system. The small size and high efficiency make this an attractive option for potential buyers. Active systems typically use a small photovoltaic panel to power the flow of hot water through your home, increasing options for tank placement. Modern systems can even provide hot water on gray cloudy days.  Both systems can be backed up with an auxiliary energy source to ensure a continuous supply of hot water. These two options give you flexibility in deciding how you want a system installed in your home.

If you have been in the market for a flexible method of reducing your energy bill and your carbon footprint, a solar water heater might be just the option for you. Contact Reichelt Plumbing today for more information and  to get a quote on your solar water heater solution.

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