Solar water heating
- 13 July 2011
- Home Energy Centre
Heating water in the home typically makes up 28-30% of your household energy bill. A well designed solar water heating system can heat between 50 to 75% of your hot water needs, reducing your home’s electricity bills.
Using the free energy from the sun reduces your impact on the environment and lower energy bills also mean a solar water heating system can pay itself off over time.
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) ENERGYWISETM website has some good information on the benefits of solar water heating, the different systems and things you should consider when thinking about using solar water heating in your home.
The ENERGYWISETM website also includes information whether you could qualify for a $1000 ENERGYWISETM grant to install solar water heating in your home.