Solar water heaters what you need to know

You use hot water at home every day when you take a shower, run a load of laundry, or wash your dishes. Solar water heating systems use the sun’s energy to heat the water in your home.

Solar water heaters (also known as solar hot water) is an alternative to conventional water heating systems, including tankless coil water heaters, gas water heaters, electric water heaters, or heat pump water heaters (all of which use either gas, oil, or electricity to power them.) We have used solar energy to heat water for centuries, but not until the 1980s did solar hot water companies begin to take off in the U.S., making solar hot water a viable option for property owners.

With a solar hot water system, you can use the power of the sun to save money reduce your reliance on conventional energy sources such as oil, electricity, and gas. Solar hot water cuts down on greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere, and also helps you save money long-term by reducing gas and electricity bills.