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Four Proven Benefits of Solar Heating in New Zealand

By 9 December 2016July 15th, 2021No Comments

In the summertime, the sun comes out to play and that’s good news for everyone. It means more time at the local park, BBQs in the backyard, and plenty of time to play cricket.

But are you really making the most of this good weather?  What if you could save time, money and energy by making friends with the sun? Let’s take a look at some proven benefits of installing solar heating in your home.

What is Solar Heating?

Solar water heating is the conversion of sunlight into renewable energy via a solar thermal collector. A solar water heater can usually provide hot water all year round.

The Benefits

There are many benefits to installing solar heating in your Auckland property. Let’s explore a few of those now:

  1. The Savings

While you may have to some upfront costs for a solar water heater, the first and most obvious benefit makes this all worthwhile.

You’ll no longer need to pay for the gas or electricity that used to power your hot water. All you need to do is sit back and let the sun do the job for free. This can result in a strong return on investment in the long term.

  1. A Huge Reduction in Your Carbon Footprint 

Did you know that you can halve your carbon footprint by installing a solar water heating system? Gas and electricity are generally generated by non-renewable natural sources like fossil fuels. These cost massive amounts of energy to mine, transport and deliver to households.

A solar hot water system is great for the environment and your own sense of achievement. Imagine the knowledge that your energy efficient home is contributing to slowing global warming!

  1. It’s a Small Job 

Getting started in solar hot water isn’t actually as hard as you may think. In fact, it’s actually quite an easy task. All you really need is a couple of solar panels. These can be conveniently installed at various parts of your property, so they’re out of the way and won’t create an eyesore on the street.

  1. Renewable Energy

The sun is a form of free and renewable energy that you can access all year round. While you may not get quite as much sunlight in winter, you’ll still have a significant part of the year to harvest all that great sunlight and reduce your power bills.

Looking for Solar Heating Installation in New Zealand?

Collin’s Plumbing can get your household up to speed with solar. As well as solar heating installation, we offer a range of plumbing, roofing and gas fitting services for Auckland properties. Call us on 0800 004 065 or contact us online for more information. We’d love to hear from you.