Arizona Solar-Powered Hot Water Heating Systems
Who wouldn’t want to save the planet while saving money at the same time? Whitton Plumbing, Arizona’s premier plumbing specialists, can aid you in this noble -- and economical -- endeavor by installing a solar-powered hot water heater in your home.
More and more homes in the United States are being built or retrofitted for solar power. These solar-powered homes are reducing the nation’s dependency on fossil fuels by minimizing their carbon footprint. But you don’t need to have your home run completely on solar power to do your part to help the environment. A solar-powered hot water heating system is the perfect way to reduce your carbon footprint, making your home an environmentally-friendly and efficient place.
A solar-powered hot water heating system can be the first step in turning your home into a greener, more cost efficient residence. A solar-powered hot water heating system is typically comprised of solar thermal collectors, a water storage tank or another point of usage, interconnecting pipes and a fluid system to move heat from the collector to the tank.
Though initially more expensive than conventional electric or gas water heaters, a solar-powered hot water heating system immediately starts saving you money upon installation -- sometimes well over $500 a year! This is especially important because hot water represents the second largest energy consumer in American households. A typical 80 gallon electric hot water tank serving a family of four will consume roughly 150 million British Thermal Units (BTUs) in its seven-year lifespan. The cost for the energy used by the average electric hot water tank over its lifespan can exceed $4,000. This figure does not factor in the cost of having to replace the conventional hot water heater once it has exceeded its lifespan.
ARIZONA IS PRIME FOR SOLAR POWER
Because the amount of heat delivered by a solar-powered hot water heating system depends primarily on the amount of heat delivered by the sun in a particular place, Arizona is a prime location for a residence equipped with a solar power hot water heating system. Shining almost 300 days a year, the Arizona sun will adequately heat your hot water, making your home a more cost efficient and environmentally friendly place. And should the rare cloudy day occur, don’t worry: a backup system will ensure your home is provided with hot water without interruption.
Avoid the hassle and expense of conventional water heating systems and install a solar-powered hot water heating system in your home instead. Whitton Plumbing can help save you hundreds of dollars a year by installing a solar-powered hot water heating system in your residence.
Tankless hot water heaters only heat water when it’s required, reducing energy consumption by ten to 15 percent.
If you elect to forgo installing a solar-powered hot water system, but you still want a greener, more energy efficient home, a tankless hot water heating system is just the thing for you. Tankless hot water heating systems heat water directly without the use of a storage tank, which, because they avoid the standby heat losses associated with conventional storage water heaters, makes them more energy efficient. Tankless hot water heaters only heat water when it’s required, reducing energy consumption by ten to 15 percent.
Or you may want to consider another type of high-tech, energy efficient hot water heater like a heat pump water heater or indirect water heater. We also install heating systems that automatically switch off in the middle of the night to save precious energy.
Water Heaters (non-solar)
- Gas, Oil, Propane Water Heater
- Electric Heat Pump Water Heater
Solar Energy Systems
- Solar Water Heaters
WE'LL HELP YOU MAKE THE BEST CHOICE
Whatever your water heating needs, we at Whitton Plumbing take the extra step to educate you thoroughly about the different types of energy efficient hot water heating systems so you can make the best choice for your household.
Installing an energy efficient water heater may carry with it the added bonus of a government rebate. The federal government grants a tax credit for the purchasing and installing of certain energy efficient hot water heating systems. So making your home green helps to save you green.
For the specifics on how to qualify for a tax credit on both new solar and non solar water heaters visit the following link: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index
Installing an energy efficient hot water heating system is the best way to cut costs and make your home a greener place. If you are considering installing a solar-powered, tankless, or other type of energy efficient hot water heating system in your home, contact Whitton Plumbing without delay.
Whitton Plumbing is Arizona’s top plumbing company, having serviced over 75,000 Arizona homes, and we specialize in energy efficient hot water heating systems. We offer free phone estimates for plumbing repairs and projects, and we guarantee a rapid response to your plumbing needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more information about Arizona Solar-Powered and Tankless Hot Water Heating Systems, contact Whitton.
Tucson: (520) 505-3236