There has been a major push towards going green around the globe, from the very highest level of government right down to your local shop on the corner that has switched to paper bags. In your day-to-day life, you might have already implemented some changes that help with carbon emissions and reducing your footprint, such as swapping to ethically sourced foods, recycling far more diligently or even buying an electric car. However, there is one area that many people often overlook that could incorporate renewable energy into your home in a very real way. Here is why you should consider installing a solar hot water system in your home.
Easy to set up
Solar heating has come a long way from what it was when it was first introduced commercially. Now, all your solar panels and the system that helps heat water can generally be installed on the same day, or perhaps two days if you have bigger needs. This means that a small renovation does not require you to move out or radically adjust your lifestyle and the changeover from electric or gas heating can be minimally invasive. If you have a long day at work you may not even notice the contractors at all, and in the end, you have a renewable source of hot water.
There are still quite a few government rebates out there to encourage Australians in all states and territories to move over to renewable energy systems, and none are more easily installed than solar. That can further lower the cost of transitioning to solar and make the upfront costs more manageable. For families who want to do something but can't quite justify the cost of a solar system, you might want to even look into the no-interest loans that the federal government is offering.
Many available options
Solar hot water systems are not a one-size-fits-all kind of deal, there are, in fact, many different types of solar hot water heating options available. Whether you have a large property that requires a lot of water every day or live by yourself in a small unit. The unit you pick should be tailor-made to your needs, so always make sure you talk to a relevant plumber who can inspect your property and give you the best options rather than try to organise it all yourself. It may be a lot cheaper and easier than you expect!