Solar water heaters are heaters that convert sunlight into heat in order to warm water for use in a home or office. These systems are becoming more popular as people realize their extensive benefits. Here are a few of the top reasons to buy a solar water heater.
The primary reason people decide to purchase a solar water heater is to save money on their electric bill. Depending on where you live and how often you use electricity, water heating power would but cut by at least half. In extremely sunny places such as Arizona, you could decrease a water-heating bill by as much as 90%. People estimate about 18% of the total domestic energy you’re using is devoted to heating water.
Some power that isn’t solar generated comes from fossil fuel burning. Burning this kind of fuel creates carbon dioxide (CO2), which can contribute to greenhouse gasses and global warming. Using a solar water heater creates a 50% reduction in traditional energy consumption. This decrease means a 50% decrease in CO2 and conservation of fossil fuel, which is a finite resource (there’s only a certain amount, and no more can be created).
If you have more questions about how solar water heaters work, contact our experienced Columbia solar installer technicians. SunPower by South Coast Solar believes in renewable energy. We also practice what we preach. Our office headquarters uses solar units, a reverse osmosis drinking system, and we recycle all materials on site. Contact us at (803) 626-0552 or fill out our online form to speak with a specialist today.