Solar Panels and plumbing, not two things people usually connect with each other. Installing solar panels for alternative means harnessing energy for electricity. This extends from the use of lights and appliances, to the water heater. All over the country, in cities from Phoenix to Manhattan, from San Diego to Baltimore, plumbing companies have been getting on the “green wagon” and offering services that are in conjunction with alternative forms of energy. And this is a great thing.
Installing solar panels, means that not only will your electricity bill go down, you will get, for the next forty plus years, free hot water. Yes, free. The initial installation will cost some money, many government programs offer rebates, but savings in the first few months will pay for the installation. Over the years the savings will total in the thousands, not to mention the added equity to the value of your home. A solar water heater is the easiest way to initially invest in renewable and alternative energy. And it just feels right, as taking a hot bath in water heated by the sun, feels natural…for those who dig that kind of thing. That’s wear heat should come from right? From the sun, not from wires and fuses.
Solar energy has been in use for years, and the technology behind it has stood the test of time. The solar water heater is reliable and efficient. Some of the models vary, but they all store the heat in a collector, and then transfer that heat to the water heater, where it is stored until it is ready to be used. By choosing to go solar not only will you save money, but you will be doing the environment a great service. Solar water heaters offset approximately fifteen thousand pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year, thus having a drastic effect the greenhouse effect. This is one of the easiest, big things that you can do for yourself, and for the environment.