The Benefits of Solar Water Heating Systems

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solar water heatingAs Lake Worth residents prepare for another warm summer, we wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the benefits of a solar water heating system.

In this article, General Plumbing looks at solar water heating systems and how that can benefit Lake Worth families.

What is a Solar Water Heating System?

Solar panels heat water that is delivered to a storage tank where the heat is retained. There a few few variations on the heating system, but the big picture stays the same.

Benefits of a Solar Water Heating System

Energy Independence – Using solar heated water can reduce your dependence upon the utility companies to supply you with warm water. In a warm climate like Lake Worth, warm sunny weather is never in short supply.

Environmental Impact – Most of our energy comes from burning fossil fuels. Using a solar water heating system, is a kinder environmental choice. Installing a solar water heater would reduce your hot-water carbon footprint by up to half. At the same time, you’re conserving nonrenewable fossil fuels for other uses for which there are currently no easily available renewable energy sources. Many of our clients like knowing that they have made a positive environmental choice by purchasing a solar water heating system.

Financial Benefits – The benefits of solar water heating are numerous and considerable. One benefit our Lake Worth clients really enjoy is that you’re going to save money on your electric bill. Most likely, your water-heating electricity use will be cut by at least half. Solar-electric, as popular as it is, does not have as high an energy and cash savings per amount spent as does solar water heating.

Call General Plumbing

If you have additional questions about the possibility of installing a solar water heating system into your Lake Worth home, give us a call at (561) 420-0442. The experienced professionals at General Plumbing will be happy to assist you.