SOLAR HOT WATER
SOLAR HOT WATER SYSTEMS AND WHY YOU NEED ONE IN YOUR LIFE
It’s 5 am on a winter’s morning, and you can feel the cold creeping under the blanket and biting through the 3 pairs of socks you have on. You know you have to get up and go to work, and that means getting out of bed…in the cold.
The bathroom is not far in reality, but, somehow, it seems like it’s in the Antarctic. But the shower beckons you with warmth. You imagine hot water pouring from the showerhead and hitting your skin like warm summer rain. This image motivates you, so you fling the covers off and run straight to the bathroom, struggling to find the light switch.
It won’t turn on.
The electricity is out and has been for hours.
The reality dawns on you – no electricity means no hot water.
You should’ve installed that solar hot water system when you had the chance.
Nothing is worse than having to rely on an electrical supply to live your life, especially in the dead of winter, but with a solar hot water heater, you will be guaranteed hot water 24 hours a day 7 days a week regardless of what is going on with the electrical supply. And, this is not the only benefit…
Renewable energy is the way of the future and harnessing the power of that beautiful sun to heat your water can not only help save the environment but also save you big bucks down the track. Solar hot water heaters utilise the natural energy of the sun to heat your household’s water rather than costly electricity, meaning that you could save up to 90% off your current water heating bills. It can also guarantee that you will be protected from rising energy costs.
As we all know, the cost of electricity fluctuates, and most of us would probably agree that electricity costs seem to constantly be rising rather than falling, and, for better or worse, we live in a world where we expect hot water to be available 24/7 unaware of the cost incurred to heat it. With solar hot water, you can cut out the electricity company middlemen and take back control by using nature to get what you need – accessible hot water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – and save money doing it.
By installing a solar hot water heating system, the average household will see savings of $140-$400 per year! That’s a lot of extra cash in your pocket to spend on the things you actually enjoy. In fact, when switching to solar hot water, the benefits just keep on coming because it’s not only money you’ll be saving.
Producing around 23% of the average Australian household greenhouse gas emissions and accounting for 21% of our energy usage, electric water heating has a huge impact on both our environment and our bank balances but installing a solar hot water heating system will change all of this because you will be doing your part to reduce greenhouse emissions and your carbon footprint as a solar hot water heater is emission free – meaning your household carbon footprint is instantaneously reduced.
The benefits still don’t stop there, either.
No longer do you have to be subjected to that huge, ugly tank that usually takes up so much space in your home or is an eyesore on the outside of it. The innovative design has changed all of that and made solar hot water systems not only cost-effective and emission-free but also sleek by offering options such as Evacuated Tube Solar and Flat Panel Solar, the latter of which is available with different mounting options, meaning it will feel like you have this angel sent from heaven who you never see but is there to keep your water hot at all times.
This change in design has also increased the system’s impact resistance levels, reliability, frost protection, AND longevity, so, after installation, you can pretty much just let it do its thing – no stress necessary!
If you are still not convinced, think about the value a solar hot water system will add to your home. Primarily, solar hot water offers long-term savings by reducing the overall operating costs of your property, therefore, making it an attractive long-term potential for prospective buyers and not just financially.
As many people are now becoming more environmentally conscious, properties that align with their environmental values are more highly regarded than those that don’t, and properties that already have gone above and beyond to keep up to date with modern renewable energy technology will always remain at the forefront of the real estate market, so it is definitely worth the investment!