As I have mentioned in an earlier post, I grew up in a home with the same Solar Hot Water System for over 40 years now. That's a cost-saving of over $30 000 dollars in energy bills!
But today, I want to focus on environmental savings. This home has saved somewhere between 80 - 120 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions! That's considering the fluctuation of between 1– 4 people in the household at any time. A staggering amount to save for our environment.
This is just one homes saving. Imagine how much carbon emissions we could eliminate, if every home that is suitable for a Solar Hot Water System changed to this way of heating their hot water.
With a properly installed Solar Hot Water system, sunlight converts cold water into hot water. No gases or toxins poured out into our atmosphere. It's really that simple!
Water heating accounts for approximately 30 percent of an average household's total greenhouse gas emissions, which is about the same as the total household energy use.
According to my research, the average Australian household (based on about 2.3 people) would cut greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 17 tonnes over ten years. So that's about 7.5 tonnes per person.
I've worked this out over ten years as most systems have a ten year guarantee. Not to say that they won't last so much longer when installed correctly when serviced every five years.
Using the Sun to generate your hot water instead of fossil fuels lowers the greenhouse gases that create harmful carbon dioxide and other gases improving the air quality we breathe.
Having a properly installed Solar Hot Water System V's an Electric or Gas is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint passively and massively. You will guarantee that a minimum of 65% to a maximum of 95% of your hot water needs come from nature, with none to minimal impact on our (or our kids') climate.