Want to discover 4 reasons you should be adding solar hot water? Then keep reading!
Heating water for your family can be costly. Traditional domestic hot water systems are usually run on gas or electricity and function much like a large kettle, either heating the water when needed or continuously running to provide instantaneous hot water. Although both work perfectly well, the reliance on gas and electricity can prove costly, especially in the winter months. Solar hot water systems harness power from the sun and use solar stored energy to heat your water meaning you can enjoy those showers with little to no cost on those beautiful sunny Queensland days.
Free Energy From The Sun
Queensland is the sunshine state for a reason! The sun is shining throughout most of the year, so it makes sense to take advantage of the free energy we get almost every day. 1 in 3 Queenslanders already have solar installed in their homes and this is expected to continue rising as the benefits of solar power continue to be felt by homeowners across the state. Including solar hot water products to your already installed solar system will reduce your bills further and protect your family from rising energy costs.
Another one of our 4 reasons you should be adding solar hot water to your home is it’s low maintenance. Once your system is professionally installed, all you have to do it enjoy it! It is recommended that your Solahart hot water system is serviced once every 5 years to maintain optimal performance and reduce any issues down the track. Solahart have a range of accredited technicians who can provide this service when it is needed.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint & Protect The Environment.
The burning of fossil fuels is an environmental and public health issue and is proven to be a key driver in climate change. Coal and gas are also non-renewable so there will come a time where it will no longer be a sustainable viable option for energy production. The good news is, the Clean Energy Council has reported that 2020 saw the highest amount of renewable energy powering the country than ever before, and this is expected to rise each year as we begin to adapt to our climate’s needs. Every Australian can contribute to this new age of energy production and you can rest easy knowing that your carbon footprint has been reduced by your choice in hot water systems.
Increase The Value Of Your Home.
The trend toward sustainable living shows no signs of slowing down, with consumers demanding more alternative choices when it comes to how and what they consume. It is well-known that solar panels increase the value of your home and now more than ever new home buyers are looking to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. Solar hot water systems are heating up to become a must have feature for new home buyers. With the price of electricity expected to continue to rise, the advantages of having solar installed will definitely reflect on your home’s value.
What Solar Hot Water Options Do I Have?
Thermosiphon roof mounted.
Thermosiphon systems rely on gravity and natural convection (heat transferring away from the source). So, when the sun is out, your solar panels are absorbing the sun’s rays and transferring this heat through copper pipes in the roof mounted tank. This hot water is then transferred to your storage tank ready for you to use. If you do not have enough ground space on your property, roof mounted tanks are an attractive and ideal solution.
Split system solar hot water
A split system allows a similar process of water heating to occur without the water tank installed on your homes roof. The water tank will be placed on ground level while the solar panels continue to transfer heat to the tank through an electric pump or circulator. Whist both options provide the same output it really comes down to aesthetics and space.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our top 4 reasons you should be adding solar hot water to your home! For more information contact Solahart today to discuss your hot water needs and receive a tailored quote. If you’re unsure which system is best for you, we can talk you through your options and even organise a no obligation home assessment.