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3 Great Things about Solar Water Heaters

Monday, April 6th, 2015

In Southern California, there’s one energy resource we know will always be here: the sun. So why not make use of all that free energy that beats down on the roof of your home and harness it to take care of necessary services, such as providing hot water for your family? Solar water heaters are one of the best ways you can start making a difference by bringing solar energy into your home.

Here are 3 great things about solar water heaters to consider:

#1. They help you get started with solar power for your home

Of the various solar installations you can have done for a house, a solar water heater is one of the smallest and most cost-effective. This makes a solar water heater a good introduction to using solar power in your house. If you are interested in exploring the potential of solar energy for your household, there are few better places to start than with a water heater.

#2. They can save you a tremendous amount off your electrical bill

No matter where you live, you can probably reduce the amount of electricity you use for hot water by 50% with a solar water heater. But if you live in sunny Southern California, with ample amount of radiant energy from the sun, you may be able to reduce your hot water bills by 80%! This means the installation of a solar water heater will pay for itself in only a few short years.

#3. They benefit the environment and reduce pollution

Going solar in general is a tremendous benefit for the environment, and the solar water heater is a good example. These water heaters reduce carbon dioxide emissions by half. Because they make use of a renewable energy source (they don’t consume sunlight the way a traditional water heater consumes natural gas), they help conserve other energy sources that are not renewable.

If you are interested in learning more about solar water heaters, or any other type of solar installation, for your home in Los Angeles, CA and the San Fernando Valley, call on the company that has helped people save money with solar power since 1990: Kilowatt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electric & Solar.

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