A solar water heater uses energy from the sun to power your water heater. Depending on your individual needs, you may use an active or passive system. These systems are used to help save money on your utility bill, help alleviate energy shortages and benefit the environment. The Department of Energy reports that solar water heaters reduce monthly utility costs from 50% to 80%. Want to learn more about energy savings? Be sure to learn more about the Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade program.
How Does A Solar Water Heater Work?
That depends on whether you have an active or passive solar system. Active systems utilize pumps to circulate warm water, while passive systems operate on natural convection.
How Is A Solar Water Heater Installed?
The process begins by installing solar panels on your roof. How much sun lands on your roof and how much roof you have are a couple of main factors in determining how well solar water heaters will work for you. Solar panels also can be placed on the ground. Next, the solar water heater is installed. We offer both passive and active systems that we will be able to help with water heater repair and maintenance.
Are Solar Water Heaters Worth It?
To determine if solar water heaters are worth it to you, you will need to compare the lifetime cost of a solar water heater versus the energy cost. You’ll also need to keep in mind any state, local and federal rebates that could help bring down the cost. Reach out to our team today to find out what kind of investment this could mean for your home, and how much you could expect to save.
Solar Water Heating by Lee’s
For Fresno solar water heating, the team at Lee’s Air works with all makes and models. Our fully trained staff are the experts in what they do. We’re A-rated by the Better Business Bureau and are recipients of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. Got questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our team today!