Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Water Heaters
If you have ever considered investing in a solar water heater then you likely have questions. The good news is that The Stanley Louis Company can help you. Keep reading to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about solar water heaters and then contact us at 800-217-6527 with any additional questions.
What’s the Cost of the Average Solar Water Heater?
Of course, the cost will depend upon a variety of factors but generally speaking, you should expect it to be between $4,000 and $8,000. The factors affecting the price will include the size and brand of solar panel you choose, the orientation of said panels, how much hot water you need, the type of roof material the solar panels will need to be mounted, and your local building code requirements. If you want an accurate estimate of your cost, contact us at 800-217-6527.
How Much Can I Save by Using Solar Hot Water?
Once again, this depends on numerous factors. For example, it will depend on the size of your solar water system and the way you use water in your home. However, the average yearly cost for heating water with solar can be half what it is with other types of water heaters.
How Long Will It Take for the Savings from My Solar Water Heater to Pay for Itself
Generally speaking, it will take four to ten years for a solar water heater to save you enough money that you recoup the cost. Think of your solar heater as an investment with an annual return – like a savings account that accrues interest. Except there is one big difference: You won’t pay tax on the savings you accrue by choosing a solar water heater.
Can Solar Heat Water Enough?
Yes. Water that’s been heated by the sun can get as high as 212F but generally speaking, you will set your temperature to between 120 and 130F. It can easily get to that level – even when it’s been cloudy for several days.
Will I Have Less Water if I Choose a Solar Water Heater?
The opposite is actually true: If you choose a system that’s sized correctly for your home, you will not need to wait for the water to reheat between showering. Remember that solar water heaters are installed in addition to your existing hot water heater. You can always count on having enough water.
How Do I Find Out More About My Solar Water Heater Options?
Contact The Stanley Louis Company at 800-217-6527. We are here to help you discover the right water heater needs for your home, whether solar or otherwise. With many years of experience and a commitment to providing exceptional service to every client, we are ready to help you.