Solar hot water heaters are one of the most exciting new building technologies to come along in the past few decades. They are probably the most cost effective renewable energy technology that you can purchase.
We’re finding that there are quite a few people asking about solar hot water heaters in Bradenton, FL, wondering if they’re a good choice for their home or business. Our answer is usually “yes.” This isn’t a renewable energy technology that’s all hype. It really does cut your energy bills enough to make up for the cost.
Solar thermal vs. solar voltaic systems
When most people in Bradenton, FL think of solar systems, they think of solar voltaic panels. Solar voltaic panels generate electricity from sunlight, and they’re actually not all that efficient. The electricity they generate is usually fed into the grid, and the power company reimburses the owner of the panels for the power, often at a temporarily inflated rate supplemented by a government funded “feed in tariff.” In many cases, solar panels aren’t cost effective without the government incentive.
However, there are solar energy systems that can save you money even without government help: solar hot water heaters. Solar water heaters circulate your water through pipes on the roof, where they absorb the sun’s heat. When the water arrives at the electrical or gas-fired water heater, it’s already warm. That decreases the amount of work the water heater needs to do. The controls make sure that the system only runs when the roof is hot and it’s going to save you money. Believe it or not, this can cut the cost of water heating by more than half, and the payback period is considerably shorter than the life of the system. Similar systems can heat your pool water pretty much for free.
It’s hard to come out and say it, but people tend to underestimate the value of solar thermal systems because they’re so straightforward and easy to understand. Maybe they lack a little bit of the whiz-bang factor that electricity generating renewable energy systems seem to have.
A well-supported technology
The government is providing incentives to bring down the installation cost of renewable energy systems, including solar hot water heaters. We can help you get the best price possible on a solar hot water heater.
The fact is these systems make sense because they work well. They’re efficient and cost effective. Better yet, you’ll always have a handle on how they function. As a home or building owner, it’s good to understand your mechanical and plumbing systems.
Why choose Aqua Plumbing & Air?
Aqua Plumbing & Air is a reputable local company that’s based in Sarasota. Bradenton, FL is in our service area. We offer installation, maintenance and repair services for solar hot water heaters in Bradenton, FL, and we’re a reputable and stable local company that has been in business for almost 40 years. We are fully licensed and insured, and we offer emergency service 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.