In addition to the financial benefits solar heating allows homeowners to tap a free and abundant source of energy instead of burning costly fossil fuels that pollute and are in limited supply. Harvesting the sun is truly green, benefiting the earth’s natural air climate and water quality.
Many people don’t realize the energy required just for daily activities like showers, laundry and dishes account for 15-20% of their home’s total energy consumption. Installing a solar hot water system can save you up to 70% on your annual water heating bill. Hot water and space heating together account for more than 60% of an average home’s energy consumption.
In addition to domestic hot water, solar can heat a pool or hot tub, and in certain cases, heat your home as well.
Solar water heating is remarkably simple and uses proven technology- radiant heat from the sun is efficiently transferred to heat your water. A typical system encompasses these major components: the collector panels, a storage tank, and a control pump. The panels collect heat from the sun year-round, even on winter days in New England, and with a state-of-the art heat exchange system, transfer the energy into your domestic water.
A solar hot water system is not just a conscientious purchase for the environment, it has real and practical benefits for you the consumer/homeowner. Studies over the years have shown that homeowners and businesses who have installed solar hot water systems have been delighted with their investment. We are sure that you will be too!