A household’s hot water needs can be one of the main energy consumers in a home, and installing a solar water heater is an easy way to reduce this energy consumption by up to 90%. A typical hot water system we install will produce the equivalent energy of 240 kWh of electricity or 8 therms of natural gas every month.
Electric Water Heater Savings
If your current water heater is electric, the amount of solar energy produced will, in 1 month:
• prevent about 240 lbs. of coal from being mined and burned,
• save over 120 gallons of water from being used,
• prevent about 534 lbs. of CO2 emissions, combating global warming,
• and reduce sulfur and nitrogen emissions, contributors to smog and acid rain.
In 1 year, this equals:
• 2880 lbs. of coal,
• 1440 gallons of water,
• 6408 lbs. of CO2.
Gas Water Heater Savings
If your current water heater is natural gas fired, the amount of solar energy produced will, in 1 month, prevent about 214 lbs. of CO2 emissions. In 1 year, this equals 2570 lbs. of CO2.