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Can a Solar Water Heater Save You Money?

The short answer is absolutely! Should we end the blog post now? I guess it wouldn’t be very professional of us to just give you our answer without a proper explanation. In order to understand how a solar water heater saves money for homeowners who use them, it’s important to understand how they work in comparison to other water heaters.

It’s true that tank and tankless water heaters are becoming more and more efficient these days so they’re starting to cost less money to operate. You can save right now by investing in a new tankless water heater, which is definitely an option for many homeowners. However, you might be able to save a lot more by looking into purchasing a solar water heater in Syracuse, IN. These systems are hyper-efficient, environmentally friendly, and highly effective. Let’s explore why.

How Exactly Does a Solar Water Heater Work?

These water heaters are similar to tank model water heaters except they use a different energy source to heat the water. Tank systems use electricity or gas to power the water heater, while solar water heaters use the energy from solar panels. This means the energy consumed by a solar water heater is far cheaper than the energy consumed by any other system because … well … solar energy is free!

So right off the bat, you’ll save money on energy costs by having an alternative water heater that uses such an abundant source of energy. But how else can a solar water heater save you money? Let’s take a look.

Standby Heat Loss

Conventional tank water heaters suffer from a logistics problem. Having a tank of hot water ready for use at all times of the day is a wonderful thing, but it requires energy. A lot of that energy is wasted in what we call “standby heat loss.” As your tank water heater sits there using energy to keep the water hot, that energy gets wasted unless you’re using hot water all day (which you probably aren’t). So, unless you’ve got a tankless water heater, which has its own quirks, you’re going to pay extra costs in standby heat loss.

However, when your water heater is powered by solar energy, that standby heat loss is a lot less expensive. Since solar power is what’s being used to heat your water, and solar energy is free, you’re not really paying anything for the wasted energy used to heat your water throughout the day. Basically, you’re covering the losses that you would normally incur with a tank water heater.

They Work Well

Solar water heaters work exceptionally well. If you’re looking for a system that all around keeps your water hot, your bills low, and your family happy, then a solar water heater could be perfect for you. They might be more expensive to install than a conventional water heater, but the costs are limited through sheer savings on efficiency.

Call Colliers—A company you’ve grown to trust. Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning can get you set up with a solar water heater today.

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