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Solar hot water system: Pros vs Cons

Solar hot water system: Pros vs Cons

Have you been considering making the switch to a solar hot water system? There’s been a lot of talk recently about ‘going green’ and one big change you can make is by switching to a solar hot water system, but is this the right decision for you? We’ve put together a list of pro’s and con’s to hopefully help you make the decision.

Pro – you get to do your bit for the environment

Perhaps the key benefit to installing a solar hot water system is the effect this has on the environment. When using a solar hot water system, your home will produce far less greenhouse gas emissions than it would have previously with a traditional energy system.

Pro – Cheaper energy bills

Switching to solar will result in cheaper energy bills. It has been reported that switching to a solar hot water system can decrease your yearly energy costs by up to $800. Whilst this is dependent on a number of factors, you are still very likely to see a reduction in your energy bills should you choose to make the change.

Con – Complex and costly installation

As with any big change, there are always going to be cons. In the case of switching to solar, much of the downside comes from the complex and elaborate installation process. Even though your energy bills are certain to be cheaper in the long run, installing a solar hot water system brings the daunting installation cost. However, we do have a great installation price for our solar hot water systems, so ask us today!

Con – Surroundings or shaded areas

You must also take into consideration your home’s surroundings. Anything that creates too much shade over your home will limit the amount of natural sunlight that can interact with your panels.

The limiting of sunlight will result in your panels struggling to produce enough solar to power your home. Before choosing to go solar you must ensure that your panels will receive enough natural light, that means eliminating any and all obstructions.

As you can see, there are a number of factors to consider before deciding to make a change to solar. There is a price to pay for becoming more environmentally friendly, however, switching to a solar hot water system will not only allow you to contribute to the cause of going green, but it will also balance out and decrease your energy costs in the long run.

If you are looking to make the change, ensure that your house is suitable and ready and say hello to an eco-friendlier future! Send us an enquiry today and our team would be happy to provide a free quote to help you in going green and look forward to lower energy bills on the horizon.