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How Solar Hot Water Heaters Work in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona has around 300 days of sun rays per year. Unlike regular electric water heaters, in a solar water heater system there is only one heating element in the tank, which acts as a backup for any of the rare Phoenix rainy days. That is how, when there is no sunshine, you always can use hot water anyway.

In the event of an electrical outage, you will still have a working solar water heater system. There is a 10 watt pv panel on the roof next to your hot water panel that circulates hot water with 24V DC circulation pump, leaving you with zero energy cost of operation. You may choose to shut you breaker or run your backup on a timer so you know when it runs on electric if ever.

Our Phoenix plumbers have significant experience installing solar water heating units which take advantage of the valley’s long, hot days. Our plumbing professionals are highly experienced in all aspects of plumbing, not just solar water heaters.

Save Up To 30% Off Your Electric Bill Using A Solar Water Heater

A solar hot water is a great way to minimize your electric bill by creating free hot water in your own home. Did you know that 22% to 35% of your electric bill is related to hot water

Government Incentives For You To Buy A Solar Water Heater In Arizona

Take a big percentage off the price of your system with government rebates and incentives. Apply the government credit to your Federal Income Tax return and make big savings. We’ll provide with everything you need, so you can easily and fast take advantage of the Residential Energy Efficiency Property Tax Credit.

More Advantages To Using A Solar Water Heater In Your Home

If you want to increase your property value, save on electricity, or just lessen you carbon footprint, one of the most economical ways to do that with the least financial impact is a solar hot water system. Check out this article examining the benefits of solar water heaters in Arizona.

The Economics of a Solar Water Heater

Solar water heating systems usually cost more to purchase and install than conventional water heating systems. However, a solar water heater can usually save you money in the long run.

How much money you save depends on the following:

  • The amount of hot water you use
  • Your system’s performance
  • Your geographic location and solar resource
  • Available financing and incentives
  • The cost of conventional fuels (natural gas, oil, and electricity)
  • The cost of the fuel you use for your backup water heating system, if you have one.

On average, if you install a solar water heater, your water heating bills should drop 50%–80%. Also, because the sun is free, you’re protected from future fuel shortages and price hikes.

If you’re building a new home or refinancing, the economics are even more attractive. Including the price of a solar water heater in a new 30-year mortgage usually amounts to between $13 and $20 per month. The federal income tax deduction for mortgage interest attributable to the solar system reduces that by about $3–$5 per month. So if your fuel savings are more than $15 per month, the solar investment is profitable immediately. On a monthly basis, you’re saving more than you’re paying.

The United States EPA is a strong supporter of solar water heating. In the long run, they will prevent thousands of tons of carbon from being added to the atmosphere for every household that installs one.

Estimating a Solar Water Heater System’s Cost

Before purchasing a solar water heating system, you can estimate its annual operating cost and compare it with other more and/or less efficient systems. This will help you determine the energy savings and payback period of investing in a more energy-efficient system, which will probably have a higher purchase price.

Before you can choose and compare the costs of various systems, you need to know the system size required for your home.

Other Costs

When comparing solar water heating systems, you should also consider installation and maintenance costs. Some systems might cost more to install and maintain.

Consult the manufacturer(s) and a qualified contractor to help estimate these costs. These costs will vary among system types and sometimes even from model to model.