Save on Your Utility Bills with Solar Thermal Energy
Solar Water Heating is also known as Solar thermal. Solar thermal (ST) is one of the most cost-effective renewable energy systems. Solar thermal systems collect the sun’s energy in the form of thermal or heat energy.
Hot water heating is one of the largest energy consumption appliances in your home. So, it’s easy to understand that solar thermal can save a major portion of your utility bill.
How much money will solar thermal save me?
It will save you plenty, as you won’t need as much gas or electricity to heat water for your home: the sun will do most of the work. Sunlight (always free) heats your water from a regular temperature (less than 50 degrees Fahrenheit) with a heat rise in temperature of 50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (max total of 140 degrees). This drastically reduces your water heating costs.
How do solar thermal systems work?
Imagine water moving slowly though a system specifically designed to heat and store water – that is the essence of solar thermal water heating. People have for centuries used water heated by the sun and stored it for bathing, hand washing, cleaning clothes, heating homes and much more. The solar thermal systems used today combine the most efficient techniques for capturing the sun’s heat with modern plumbing systems to produce cost effective hot water and reduce the need for gas or electricity to heat water.