Do you like the idea of saving money on your electricity bill? Not only that, do you like the idea of saving money on your electricity bill year after year?
With solar hot water, you can:
Cut your energy bills. According to the Australian Government, a solar hot water system can save $300-$700 every year off electricity bills
Reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Australian Government figures show that water heating is the largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions from the average Australian home, accounting for around 28% of home energy use, excluding the family car
Have hot water on tap all year round, even if the sun isn’t shining, with a solar hot water system that is electric or gas boosted
Use the sun’s energy to warm the water in your hot water storage tank, so you will use less energy heating it up
Take advantage of government rebates – there’s never been a better time to install a solar hot water system
Choice Magazine has the following to say:
There are two good reasons for choosing a solar or heap pump hot-water system.
They’re more environmentally friendly than electric systems, because they use much less electricity (possibly none at all, depending on the system) and therefore generate much less carbon dioxide (CO2). Gas hot-water systems are generally more environmentally friendly than electric, but even these can be outshone by a good solar system.
Your hot-water system accounts for a large part of your household energy bill. A solar or heat pump hot-water system can eliminate much of this cost, so you can save money in the long run. However, even with the rebates factored in, the high initial cost of installation (compared with many traditional systems) means it will usually take several years for a solar or heat pump system to pay for itself.