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Solar has only recently become widespread so don't be surprised if you're not sure exactly how you can benefit from a solar system. It's no good getting a solar water heating system if it doesn't suit you or your lifestyle, so if your thinking about it, get in touch with us and we'll answer any questions you might have. You can contact us by going to our contact us page.
Key facts you may not know about solar systems
Save the environment and save yourself rich with a solar heating system!
The fossil fuels we have previously relied on are running out and the environmental impact of using these fuels is quickly becoming an international concern.
If coal usage continues to increase at current rates it is tipped by some to completely run out before the end of the century. Coal fired power plants only produce power at about 40% thermal efficiency which is an incredibly low production rate. Using fossil fuels to generate electricity is in large part responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, acidification of the earth’s oceans, air pollution, damage to land surfaces and ground level ozone.
In contrast, solar energy is completely clean, renewable and, best of all to some, free. Solar energy is a huge resource which has been largely untapped in New Zealand. Using solar energy to power your hot water system is excellent for the environment because it is a completely renewable and doesn’t require any human transportation, and it's also excellent for your back pocket!
Here’s why a solar hot water system could be one of the best financial investments you ever make.
Using solar energy to power your water heating system can lower your energy bills and add value to your home.
Past customers have reported their power company ringing them and asking if their meter was broken because the hot water aspect of their water bill was $0 every month! Annual water heating expenses can make up roughly 40% of your power bill. A typical New Zealand family with a monthly bill of $250 could, by installing a solar hot water system, expect to save almost $1,000 per year on power. Coupled with a cash grant from EECA on every new approved solar water heating installation, you could save almost half the total installation cost (usually around $5,000) back in the first year alone! The long term savings of having a solar hot water system installed into a home could run into the tens of thousands of dollars. This will without a doubt add value to your home, helping to make it an extremely sought after property once it gets put on the market.
The sun is an abundant source of free, non polluting, and renewable carbon neutral energy