Solar Water Heaters, An Attractive Heating Solution
Solar water heaters or sometimes called solar domestic hot water systems are a cost effective way to produce hot water for your home or business. They can be used in any climate, and because they use sunshine as their fuel source, it’s absolutely free.
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) states that there are a million and a half solar water heaters already installed in U.S. homes and businesses. Solar water heater systems operate in any season and according to EESI estimates, 40 percent of homes in the United States have adequate access to the sun which would currently allow close to 30 million additional solar water heaters to be installed.
Another great reason to switch to a solar water heater is finantial in nature. Solar water heater systems cost between $1,500 and $3,500, but with savings in electricity or natural gas, solar water heaters pay for themselves within four to eight years. And solar water heaters last between 15 and 40 years so after that initial payback period is up, the energy is absolutely free for the remaining life of the system.