Benefits of Using a Solar Hot Water System

As your plumbing customers continue to look towards eco-friendly alternatives for their home, it’s worth recommending that they make the switch to a solar hot water system. There are many environmental and financial benefits to using a solar hot water system that your customers might not be aware of.


Here are 6 benefits of using a solar hot water system:


Reduce carbon dioxide emissions

More and more consumers are going “green” today. A renewable heating system can prevent significant greenhouse gas emissions compared to a conventional electric water heater.


Lower monthly energy bills

Yes, installing a solar hot water system comes with an upfront cost, but once the initial installation has been paid for, monthly bills will be reduced which means that a homeowner will recoup their costs over the lifetime of the system. Costs will be recovered more quickly in larger homes and in homes that are in warmer climates. Energy costs continue to increase, which means that the savings will also increase over time since sunlight is free!


Tax incentives

The Federal Government issues incentives for homeowners that utilize alternative energies with Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Some states offer further rebates.


Low maintenance costs

Once the solar water system is installed, it requires very little maintenance and maintenance costs are generally very low. Most systems come with a warranty.


Lifetime of the system

A certified solar water heating system should last an average of 20 years. This is much longer than standard gas or electric storage water heaters.


Increased home value

A solar hot water system is an attractive feature to prospective home buyers. Since they didn’t pay the initial purchase price, they will benefit from lower energy bills each month.

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