As we move into a more environmentally conscious future more and more people are looking to eco friendly home appliances that also have beneficial cost savings. Solar Hot Water Systems fit both of those categories and their popularity is showing no signs of slowing as they help to save money on what can be one of the most expensive domestic energy users.
Gas and electric water heaters are considered as one of the biggest users of energy in the home, electric water heaters are especially big energy users being responsible for between 25% and 30% of ghg emissions produced by the average household.
The energy we use emits damaging greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, which is a major contributor to climate change. By installing a Solar Hot Water System you are helping to combat this serious issue.
By utilising free energy from the sun you can reduce your hot water power consumption between 50% and 90%*. This in turn means up to 90% less gas or electricity needs to be produced, and a family of four will decrease their ghg emissions by 3 to 4 tonnes (equivalent to take a small car off the road), which will mean a huge boost to aid in maintaining our environment well into the future.
The positive impact of installing a Solar Hot Water System is fantastic for the environment but it will also decrease your outgoing costs. The average household can expect savings of around $250 to $300 every year on their energy bills. As energy prices rise in the future with the inclusion of the carbon tax, inflation and demand & supply factors your savings could be even bigger!
Hot Water System rebates are also available throughout many states of Australia. The South Australian Government offers a $500 rebate to those who meet the eligibility criteria.
The team at Gas Works are experts in all types of hot water systems so you can be rest assured you’ll be provided with the latest information and products to help you make the right purchasing decision for your needs. Our Solar Hot Water System Specialists will also guide you through the process of applying for available rebates.
* Savings of 50% – 90% shown are based on Australian Government approved TRNSYS simulation modelling. Maximum financial savings off your hot water bill are achievable when replacing an electric water heater on continuous tariff.