You can save even more money by making the move into solar hot water. This further extends the amount of money you can save on your electric bill. Combining both solar power with a high tech, ultra efficient solar hot water heater can save you a ton of money over time.

Just think about how much of your electric bill comes from heating up your water? Showers, dishes, cooking… It adds up fast, right? Stop paying for hot water and heat it naturally with FREE energy from the sun!

Precise installation details and accurate costs of installing a solar hot water heater can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including:

  • Your location
  • What kind of house you plan on installing it in
  • Your utilities

Contact us today and we’ll give a no obligation, free assessment on what it would cost to install. There’s never any pressure. Think of it as a friendly, informational consultation. The generous rebates offered by your state, federal and other agencies can help offset a significant portion of solar hot water heaters, just as they do for solar power installations.

Why should you consider a solar hot water heating system?

It’s pretty obvious, but here are the main reasons why solar hot water heaters are sound investments:

  • Save as much as 90% on your electric bills
  • It’s now more affordable than you think with available rebates
  • Reduce your carbon-footprint

We are industry experts: our team here at Online Solar Panels Systems is highly trained – we’re experts at everything solar. We’re passionate about helping you save money and take stress off of the environment.Interested? Give us a call or email us and we’ll get you on the right track. Our free consultation and assessment is just that. If you simply have questions about how it works or how much you could save, we’re always here.

Solar Hot Water Heater

If you are looking for a way to save money on heating while protecting the environment, then solar water heating may be just what you need.

How Solar Heating Works

A solar heater basically takes the sun’s energy and converts it into a source of power. While solar power can be used for any number of things, solar water heaters specifically use that energy to warm your water.

A solar water heating system generally consists of a water heater and a solar collector. The collector absorbs the sun’s energy and uses it to power the water heater, which in turn warms your water. No outside power source is required, and the energy can be stored and used at any time. The sun does not have to be out for your water to be heated.

Solar heating systems come in two varieties- active and passive solar heating system. An active heating system can either be a direct circulation system or an indirect circulation system. The direct circulation system operates best in in temperate climates where the temperature rarely reaches below freezing. The indirect circulation system uses a heat transfer fluid that allows the system to operate under freezing conditions.

Passive solar heating systems are often cheaper and longer lasting than their active counterparts. Active heating systems can either be an integral collector storage system or a thermosyphon system. The integral collector storage system works well in areas that are temperate while the thermosyphon system is designed to provide heat in freezing temperatures.

Why Use Solar Water Heating?

Solar water heaters are a great way to save yourself some money. In fact, it is estimated that most solar water heater users save an average of 50%-90% over traditional water heater users. But where does all that savings come from?

Conventional water heaters rely on a power source, which is typically electricity, but can also be fossil fuels. These power costs add up, and they are an expense that solar water heaters simply do not have. With solar waters heating systems you will have to pay for the equipment and perhaps the installation if someone else is installing it for you. But then that is it. There is no monthly power bill to pay because all the energy required for the system comes free from the sun.

Conventional water heating systems also come with the added inconvenience of failing during power outages or when fuel is in short supply. Solar hot water heaters store the sun’s energy so that you always have hot water when you need it. When you neighborhood is in a blackout, and everyone is taking cold showers, you will have stored energy to draw from to heat your water

Using a solar water heater also helps to protect the environment. Because they run on natural power, there are no harmful emissions from the power source and the power usage is more efficient.

Finding the System that is Right for You

There are a lot of solar water heating systems out there, and they come in all shapes and sizes. One of the first things you have to determine when considering a solar heating system is your heating needs. If you are buying the system for your private residence, and only two or three people live there, then a small solar heating system will do just fine.

But if you are trying to provide hot water to a large business or some place with a lot of hot water usage, you will require a large heating system. There is no point in buying a large, expensive heating system to just heat the water for a few people, but you also do not want to run out of hot water by buying too small of a system.

You should also consider your location. If you live in an area that is prone to freezing then you will want a solar heating system that can handle the temperatures and provide the heat you need. Getting the most out of your purchase requires you to give a little thought and consideration to your heating needs.

Finding More Ways to Save

If you are considering a solar water heating system, then you are likely concerned about saving money, protecting the environment, or both. But even after you have purchased and installed a solar heating system there are still more ways to save some cash.

You should check regularly for leaks in your piping and heating systems. Water leaks that consist of even a small drop every minute can really add up and greatly increase your water bill.

You can also check to see if you are getting the most out of your showerhead or faucets. If they are pushing out more water than you need or can even use, you may want to invest in lower-output shower heads and faucets. These items cost very little and can save you quite a bit of money over the long run.

The best way to save, however, when considering a solar water heater purchase is to compare prices. At we can give you a free estimate on the price of a new solar water heating system. You can compare it to your current electric bill and see how much you can save.

Whatever your water heating needs, we have the system that is right for you at a price that cannot be beat.