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Solar Power Hot Water Heater


The best reason in the world for using a solar power hot water heater is that you'll never have to pay another utility water company for the privilege of hot water ever again. Utility rates all over the country have been in an upwards spiral for the last 20 years at least, with no end in sight.

What could be better than using a solar power hot water heater, taking the energy directly from the sun, and transferring the energy to heat?

There are many solar power companies, technicians and merchandise all around the country to offer you variety, help and support for the choosing, installation and maintenance of your solar power hot water heater.  Solar power companies are on the rise and are predicted to grow in the coming years.  

Centuries ago, if you wanted a hot bath, you either made a big puddle near a live volcano or soaked in a rare hot spring.  If you were really rich, then you could hire servants to heat up buckets of water to pour in a tub.  But now we have hot water at the turn of a faucet.  But most of our hot water is heated by non-renewable sources such as nuclear power or electrical power.  Using a solar power hot water heater as well as other solar powered devices will not only cut your utility bills, it will help to preserve the environment as well.

Scientists are urging us to take action about global warming in any small way we can.  So even though it might seem like a losing battle, just by small steps of recycling, walking or using public transportation, making less trash and using renewable energy sources when possible are those steps which can help save the planet for future generations.  Imagine if only one household in every town in the nation switched to a solar power hot water heater.  That is still thousands of hot water heaters not contributing to global warming.

A solar power hot water heater is a major home renovation purchase, so you need to do some comparison shopping.  You need to be sure the company of your prospective solar power hot water heater has a Privacy Policy, warranties and a free written estimate.  Depending on the state and town or city you live in, you may be able to get tax breaks and other financial incentives to help offset the costs of the initial installation.  You'll need the written estimate to show your bank or lender to negotiate for a home improvement loan, if you decide you need one.

Even a basic solar power water heater comes in many sizes and shapes and are often more expensive than traditional hot water heaters.  However, unlike other kinds of hot water heaters, the most you pay for it is the initial installation cost.  In time, a solar power hot water heater can repay you because you won't have to pay for hot water again.

Off Grid Solar Power
Until fairly recently, the use of off grid solar power has been limited because of high manufacturing costs involved in producing solar panels necessary to draw energy from the sun.

Portable Solar Power Systems
If you're camping or involved in some other outdoor activity where you'll be away from any of the traditional power sources for a while, one of the portable solar power systems might be just what you need to get you through the day.

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