Solar Water Heating…
I am learning about it. Might be the next step in making our old home as energy efficient as possible.
As many of you already know, our dual goal in restoring our 1886 house is to maintain the historic integrity, while making the house as energy efficient as possible.
My Soulful Home is testament to the fact that you can have an energy efficient old home.
We have drought tolerant gardens,
energy efficient appliances,
an electric car.
Are again installing artificial grass.
And we have repurposed so much of what was here into our new design. Like deciding to use the original entry chandy in the kitchen.
Now we are exploring solar water heating .
Solar Water Heating 101
Solar Water Heating Systems work with your existing water heater. You do not have to replace your water heater.
With a Solar Water Heating System, the power of the sun boosts the efficiency & supply of your existing water heater while reducing utility costs.
In effect, a solar system pre-heats your water so you use less energy to warm the water.
Using less energy saves you money & harnessing the heat from the sun ensures that you have all the hot water your family relies on for dishes, baths, showers, laundry and cleaning all the time.
Solar water heating is not the same as solar electric systems.
Solar Water Heating systems do not create electricity. The system collects the heat from the sun and transfers it to your current water heater, whether it be tank or tankless. It is that simple.
There are significant rebates for those installing Solar Water Heating Systems. Up to as much as $10,238 for residential installations. To get more information on how your home & wallet can benefit from a Solar Water Heating System pop over here.
For all you DIY’ers you can even install the system yourself or find a certified contractor to do the work. Click here for information on installation
I am warming up to the idea of Solar Water Heating – how about you?
What steps have you taken to be more energy efficient in your home – every little step adds up!
** Kelly **
This post was sponsored by SoCalGas but my opinion & green goals are all mine.