Want to Save Money? Have a Solar Water Heater Installed in Your Home in Tampa, FL
While it may be a bit more expensive to buy a solar water heater for your home in Tampa, Florida, than it would be to buy one that utilizes natural gas or electricity, doing so can actually save you a significant amount of money over the long term. That’s because the “fuel” that a solar water heating system will use to heat your water is free. Sunlight is an inexhaustible natural resource that can be used to heat your family’s water in an economical and environmentally friendly fashion. Instead of having to be reliant on a water heater that consumes large amounts of natural gas or electricity, you will have a dependable supply of hot/heated water without having to shell out large sums of money every month all for the sake of water heating.
The concept of “payback” is very important to understand if you are thinking about investing in a solar water heater
in Tampa, FL. Your payback period is the amount of time it will take for you to recoup the additional up-front costs associated with buying a solar water heating system. After the payback period is over, every dollar you don’t have to pay for heated water will be a true dollar-for-dollar savings. Paybacks vary widely, although you can reasonably expect a solar water heating system to pay for itself in as little as five years.
Factors that can influence the payback period duration include the following:
- The energy efficiency of the solar water heating system you buy
- The cost of the system
- The amount of hot water your family uses
- The availability of tax incentives, rebates, etc. for investing in a “green” technology
- How long the solar water heating system lasts
For more information, contact Florida Energy Water & Air. We are a solar water heater installation specialist serving Tampa, FL.