Solar Hot Water System Saves Mother Earth
Solar Hot Water Systems are becoming more common in ordinary houses as people seek for better living options to save money on high energy bills and to protect the environment. Between 1980 and 2010, the cost of solar water heating systems dropped by more than 35 percent. Future cost reductions may not be as significant, but as demand grows and manufacturers take advantage of economies of scale, prices will continue to fall.
With the upcoming implementation of a carbon tax and rising petrol and power prices, many Australian families are looking for ways to save money. A solar hot water system is an apparent and effective solution.
When considering the expenses, savings, and environmental benefits of a solar water system, the decision should not be based on whether you should or should not have one, but rather on which solar water system provider is the best. It’s more important to choose who (provider) to have it with than whether or not to have it. The effectiveness of your solar hot water system will be increased if it is installed on your roof. The ideal angle and placement will make a huge impact in the system’s benefits. That is why you should get the best people in your area to install it for you.
Think about the green energy that you use to run the hot water system. It will really help erase the note of Australia, being one of world’s worst polluter of greenhouse gas on a per capita basis. Running a solar hot water systems is one, if not the most cost effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emission to minimise our consumption of fossil fuel generated energy.
In fact, hot water heaters consume a large portion of home energy use and is one of the biggest users of electricity. When compared to Refrigeration, Television, and Entertainment, it uses more energy. As a result, this appliance is one of the most expensive to run in your home. The Federal Government is aimed at assisting Australians in making the changeover to an environmentally friendly water heater, and is working with state and territory governments to phase out these energy-intensive water heaters by 2013. The government rebates for solar water heaters are currently available, but they are subject to change at any time. So, in the near future, every household will have solar water heating systems.
How it works:
– Cold water is pumped from the home’s water source line to the roof, where it enters the thermal energy collector. The sun’s heat warms the water as it strikes on the collector. The hot water is then restored into the home.
– The roof’s heated water is collected in a “Solar” tank, which includes temperature sensors and other systems. The solar-heated water is then transferred into the normal hot water system. Because your normal hot water system (gas or electric) heats warm water, you don’t need to heat it as much as you would if it were cold water. If no one uses a hot water faucet, the water is recirculated to the roof, where it is heated even more. The system can be set up such that no water is pumped to the roof during the night, reducing heat loss to the open air.