Solar Water Heater Myths Debunked
The Benefits of Installing Solar Hot Water Systems
Do you have a water heater in your home? If so, it is likely to be either gas or electric. These two types of heaters are common because they provide hot water quickly and efficiently. However, many homeowners overlook the advantages of installing solar hot water systems. Solar hot water systems may cost more upfront, but there are major benefits that come with these installations. There are so many myths floating around, and things have changed over the last decades. In this blog post, we will debunk solar hot water myths and highlight the pros of getting a system installed!
Myth 1: Solar hot water installation can be expensiveSome homeowners believe solar systems are too pricey to install. In actuality, the cost of a system has dropped over the years and will continue to do so as technology improves. Many individuals have said that they would not recommend getting a system installed because it is far too costly for what you get in return. This is simply not true! The reality is that the price of these installations have dropped significantly in recent decades due to technology advancements and improvements being made on a regular basis.
Myth 2: Solar hot water installations are too difficult to maintainSome homeowners believe that solar heating systems cannot be maintained and you will need a professional for all of the upkeep. The truth is, these types of heaters require very little maintenance due to their simplicity! Solar heated water can also last longer than your current system because they do not contain any moving parts like electric or gas units. A simple monthly check of the water levels is all you need to do!
Myth 3: Solar hot water heaters are not effective during winterSolar heating systems work best in areas where there is plenty of sunlight, but that does not mean they cannot be used throughout the year. While solar panels do require some direct sunlight to function properly, these units still provide warm water even on cloudy days! If you live in an area with four seasons, you will see a significant reduction in your energy bills throughout the year! Solar hot water systems can also be coupled with an inbuilt electric booster to make sure that even if there has been a few days of miserable weather you can still enjoy that hot shower.
Myth 4: Solar hot water heaters do not provide enough hot waterA common myth is that solar heated systems cannot produce the same amount of warm water as your current system. This is simply not true! In fact, many homeowners who have solar hot water systems installed say they cannot believe how quickly the water heats up and is ready for use! Solar heaters provide a steady supply of warm water, by heating the water during the day and then storing it in an insulated tank for later use.
Myth 5: Solar hot water heaters take up too much roof spaceSolar hot water systems do not take up as much room as you would think. In fact, they typically only require about the same amount of room as your current water heater! The panels can be installed on an open area, such as a patio or balcony roof. If you do not want a tank on your roof, we offer split systems that have the tank on the ground, keeping your roof looking clean. Solar hot water units are extremely efficient, in fact they are more efficient than PV solar systems. This means for the same amount of energy solar hot water systems require less roof-space.
We hope this blog has answered some of your questions about solar hot water systems! We want all our readers to be well-informed about their options, and we know that many homeowners are still sceptical when it comes to installing a new system. That’s why we always work hard to provide up-to-date information and answer any questions our customers might have.
So after all those myths have been debunked, do you have any more questions? Please let us know what they are! Our expert team is ready to answer any questions you might have about solar hot water system installations. We can guide you through the process, providing you with the information and support you need to make an informed decision.
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Thank you for reading! Now go forth and enjoy your hot showers, guilt-free!