3 Main Reasons to Choose a Solar Water Heater Instead of an Electric or Gas One
Is it time to replace the water heater at your Daytona Beach home? Perhaps it’s time to think about going solar. At Florida Energy Water & Air, we believe that a solar water heater is the best option for a Florida homeowner. Below, we’ve listed the three main reasons that a solar water heater is a better choice than an electric or gas model.
1. A Solar Water Heater Will Save You Money
While a solar water heater may have a higher purchase price upfront, it will actually cost you less in the long run.
Lower Utility Bills
A solar water heater uses the power of the sun’s natural energy to heat water – not electricity or gas. For homeowners living in communities with abundant sunshine, like Daytona Beach, a solar water heater can drop water heating costs by up to 80% (and sometimes more). And, with water heating accounting for, on average, around 17% of a home’s total energy bill, this can equate to quite a noticeable decrease in your monthly utility bill.
Tax Credits & Rebates
Many types of solar water heaters qualify for rebates and federal tax credits, which help offset their purchase price and make them even more valuable.
2. A Solar Water Heater Is Better for the Environment
Solar water heaters do not burn fossil fuels or emit greenhouse gases. Switching to a solar water heater can dramatically reduce a single family’s carbon footprint – by up to 4,000 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. That’s equivalent to driving your car 3,000 fewer miles per year.
3. A Solar Water Heater Can Increase the Value of Your Home
Studies have shown that homebuyers are willing to pay more for homes that use solar energy. So, even if you decide to sell your home, you can still expect to see a return on your investment.
If you’re considering a solar water heater
for your home in Daytona Beach, the experienced solar experts at Florida Energy Water & Air are here to help. Contact us today, and we’ll be happy to set up a free in-home consultation for you.