Solar Water Heating
4 Jul, 2012
Category: Energy Saving at Home
We have access to one of the most powerful sources of energy- the sun, and best of all it’s free! So why not utilise it?
With water heating being the largest user of power in the average home, there are huge cost savings that can be achieved with solar power. We can design and install a solar hot water system for your home that can save you money off your power bill while being good to the environment.
By using the renewable energy provided by the sun you can reduce your environmental impact by not relying solely on electricity or gas. Solar rays produce no noise or harmful greenhouse gas emissions and have a long life expectancy. Better yet, they are reliable and low maintenance. They work all year round with an electric, gas or other boosters for times when the sun can’t heat enough water for your needs, so you always have hot water.
Solar water heating works by using the sun’s rays to heat water in collector panels installed on your roof which is then stored in an insulated hot water tank. A well designed and installed system can meet 50-75%* of your hot water needs using the sun’s free energy, reducing your electricity costs.
Solar water heating systems can be installed in both new and existing houses. If your old hot water cylinder is due for replacement, then now is an opportune time to consider switching to solar.
How much money you save from solar water heating will depend on a number of factors. These include how much hot water you use, how well the system is designed to meet your needs, and the quality of the installation.
Solar Water Heating Systems could be your smartest investment for long term savings.
Laser Plumbing can assist you in finding the right solar hot water system to meet your requirements. Contact us today, for “Totally Dependable” advice for your solar needs.
If you are planning on installing a new solar water heating system you may be eligible for Energywise funding of $500 or $1000 towards the cost. Just another reason why you should get one today and save money in the future.
You can download a pdf listing of EECA Energywise Eligible systems and Scheme Partners here.
Please note to be eligible for a subsidy, a licensed plumber must install the system. Find your local Laser Plumber.
ENERGYWISE™ supports the use of solar water heating to reduce electricity use. Visit their website for more information.
* When compared to the 180 litre reference Electric Water Heater defined in AS/NZS4234:2008 – Heated water systems – Calculation of energy consumption.
For more information on the nation-wide plumbing services that we can provide please contact your local Laser Plumbing member.