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How To Chose A Solar Powered Water Heater

Apr 28, 2008
These days every one is talking about how they we should be doing more to be kind to the environment and rightly so. What few people mention when talking about how we can help save the planet is the clear financial benefits to us. Sure environmentally friendly technology cost a lot to begin with when your getting set up but in the long run it can save you a lot of money. This article will look at if buying a solar heater is right for you and if it is how to chose one.

Should I Buy a Solar Water Heater?

When you're thinking about whether or not to buy a solar heater you need to consider a number of factors. Firstly how much do you spend on heating water as it is? Secondly how long will you be staying in your current property? And thirdly is now the best time to buy solar powered water heater. Lets examine each of these questions in detail.

1) How much do I currently spend on heating water?

This can sometimes be a difficult thing to ascertain but you can generally find up-to-date information on your heating system on the Internet that will allow you to work this out. Once you have done these you need to look at a how much your spending if it is a small amount then perhaps a solar water heater isn't worth the investment if it is a larger amount then you should seriously consider looking at Solar energy to heat your water.

2) How long will you be staying at your current property?

This is a hugely important factor when deciding to invest in solar water heaters. If you are planning to leave the property within two or three years the investment may not have time to pay for its self although sometimes having a solar energy system can add value to your home.

3) Is now the best time to buy a solar water heater?

Technology waits for no man, so before you buy your new solar water heater you need to be sure there is not a new improved version about to come out. Be sure to do your research prior to purchase.

Which Solar Heater should I choose?

Solar powered water heaters are not cheap, that's for sure but they can be a very worthwhile investment. I wont go into details of specific models as technology moves so fast in this business; the advice I will give you is this when you buy a solar water heater be sure it is the correct one for your needs, be sure not to buy one that is to powerful and expensive in less you expect you demand for hot water to rise buy the same token don't buy one that is to weak as you will only be wasting your money. You should seek good advice when buying a solar water heater form the companies selling them but also be sure to get references from past customers of the company you chose, so you can be sure they will give you great advice.
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