I’ve always wanted a solar water heater in my imaginary house that I own, and now I think I know what brand I want, too. EnerWorks solar water heaters are the first to qualify for the new ENERGY STAR residential water heater program. The heaters were judged based on numerous factors, including solar fraction (portion of hot water delivered by solar energy), solar energy factor (energy delivered by the system divided by electrical or gas energy put into the system), and warranty.
According to ENERGY STAR, solar water heaters can save a typical household $220 each year.
EnerWorks solar water heaters are available in 1, 2, 3, and 4 panel systems, and all models come with a 5 year warranty. In colder climates, a solar water heater can provide up to 50% in energy savings. Warmer climates can yield up to 80%.
So in the long run, investing in a solar water heater might be a wise choice— especially when you consider the 40% to 50% greenhouse gas reduction compared to traditional heaters.
Photo Credit: EnerWorks
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