If you’re looking for a way to cut down the cost of your power bills while reducing your household's carbon footprint, a solar hot water heater is the way to go. In fact, switching to a solar hot water heater can cut your water heating costs by 50% to 80%.
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Solar hot water heaters use the free energy from the sun to heat water. There are two types of solar hot water systems, evacuated tube and flat panel. Each of these systems traps heat from the sun which is then used to heat water that is pumped through the unit.
Solar hot water alone can provide between 50% to 90% of your total hot water needs depending on the climate in your area and the water usage of your household. For this reason, solar hot water systems typically use a ‘booster system’, powered by either electricity or gas, to boost water temperature when solar energy is insufficient.
This means that with a solar water heater you will be able to enjoy reliable hot water year round, regardless of the weather, and with significant savings on your energy bill.
Although purchasing and installing a solar hot water system will set you back more than other types of hot water heaters, such as gas and electric, solar will generally save you money in the long run. This is because solar hot water systems are much cheaper to run than gas and electric water heaters as solar systems heat water using the free energy from the sun.
The amount of money that you will save with a solar hot water system depends on a number of factors including:
The more water your household uses, the greater your savings ill be when you switch to solar.
As mentioned above, solar hot water heaters utilise a supplementary system (powered by gas or electricity) to boost water temperature when solar energy is insufficient. This means that the climate in your area will affect how much money you save with a solar hot water system as warmer climates will need to use the supplementary system much less that solar water heaters in cooler climates.
The government usually offers rebates or incentives for homeowners who install solar hot water systems. This can help to close the gap between the cost of installing a solar hot water system vs an electric or gas hot water system. Check the energy.gov.au website to see if there are any rebates or incentives for solar hot water heaters in your state.
Cost Of Electricity/Gas
The higher the rate of gas or electricity you pay, the more money you will save with a solar hot water system. This is because a solar water heater will heat water without the use of gas or electricity which is a significant saving as water heating accounts for 25% of electricity used in the average Australian home.
Note: Your solar hot water system will still use a small amount of electricity or gas to heat water when solar energy is insufficient (eg. in inclement weather).
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