Solar hot water heater.
Solar Hot Water Heaters mean free hot water from the sun.
Standard homes are usually fitted with electric water heaters. These technologically primitive appliances have been around for many years.
They heat water via two elements that are poisoned at the top and the bottom of the inside of their storage tanks. Usually, each element draws 4500 Watts and they cycle on and off during the day depending on how much hot water is used, or has to be maintained for on-demand use.
The result is that a residential electric water heater that uses 375 KWh of electricity per month, costs a homeowners an average of $600 per year (Waterheatertimer.org source). Use this U.S. Depatment of Energy calculator to calculate your own.
However, this is not the total cost picture.
The real cost is the amount of natural resources that have to be consumed to make the electricity. Of this, approximately 66% is lost to the power plant manufacturing process and the inefficient delivery system to consumers. The indirect cost to all of us due to the air pollution that is created by the production of electricity and the destruction of our coal and oil resources is immeasurable.
There is a better way. Free, clean and limitless energy from the sun.
Not only are solar hot water heaters efficient and economically smart, they are also completely self-sufficient. You won’t ever have to worry about having hot water again. The solar hot water heater takes care of itself. It knows when to collect heat from the sun and when not to. It knows when not to use electricity (which is almost all of the time) and when to provide back-up heat to insure your comfort. A Solar Hot Water Heater is so smart that you can kick back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the savings it provides you.
- Eliminates almost 25% of the electrical load in a house.
- Saves $300 – $500 annually for medium size houses.
- As electrical costs increase, savings increase and equipment becomes more valuable.
- An increasing return on investment of 7% – 14% every year for medium-size houses.
- Completely self-sufficient and automatic operation.
- Reduces home carbon footprint and air pollution by more than 10, 000 pounds per year.
- Expandable system.
- Sales tax exempt.
- Eligible for 30% IRS tax credit.
- Applicable utility provider rebates.
Solar hot water heaters have withstood the test of time. For over 20 years, solar hot water heaters have performed faithfully. With recent improvements in product technology and design, your solar hot water heater can be expected to last, trouble-free, longer than ever before. In fact, a solar hot water heater is so efficient, reliable, and durable that the savings it provides should pay for itself many times over.
- Solar collector(s)
- Circulation pump motor
- Super-insulated 82 Gallon water storage unit
- Automatic controller
- Differential temperature control
- Temperature sensors
- Copper piping
- Automatic freeze protection system
- Instructions manual
Solar hot water heaters are optional in some of our green home models. .
Our services are always FREE to Buyers, and we contribute $500 towards closing costs if you buy through us, as well as $250 toward our Switch to Green, Switch it Forward Fund, to help fight poverty and climate change.
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Marius J Smook – Licensed Real Estate Eco-Broker, LEED AP for HOMES, Home Energy Rater.