Installing a Solar Hot Water system has many benefits. There are financial rewards: reduced power bills and the likelihood your property value will increase. Other positives include doing something positive for the environment, setting an example for others to follow & installing technology that will be the standard in the decades to come.
Click through the sections below to learn more. We've included links to the claims we make, so you don't just have to take our word for it.
Reduce Energy Bills
Electricity & gas prices are rising.
Installing an Envirogroup Solar Hot Water system can help insulate yourself from future price shocks, ensuring yourself of a more stable future. With 25% of average energy bills coming from heating water, changing your hot water heater to a simpler solution can make a dramatic difference to the household budget.
An Envirogroup Solar Hot Water System is built to last too, so you can expect to save on your electricity bills for more than just a couple of years.
Benefit from generous government rebates and incentives
There are a number of federal and state government rebates available which make solar hot water even more of a financial no-brainer! The types of rebates available depend on where you live, what system you're replacing, and what solar hot water system you intend to install. For detailed information see Resourcesmart, ORER or Essential Services Commission. Alternately, contact us for more information or a quote for upgrading your home or business to Solar Hot Water.
Add capital value to your home
It's difficult to point to any clear cut proof that installing a quality Solar Hot Water system will increase your home's value - simply not enough homes with systems on the roof have been bought and sold to find an answer.
However, there is a body of research that's been done that shows how investment in energy efficient technologies has affected house prices in the US. Studies have shown that for every $1 saved on a home's yearly power bill, the value of the home goes up between $10-$25, with the average increase found across the studies is for every $1 saved, your home value increases by around $20.
Mandatory Disclosure of Energy Efficiency comes into effect in Victoria from May, 2011 & adding solar is a great way to increase your home's energy rating. For homes sold in the ACT between '05 and '06, each extra star for a house meant a 3.5% increase in the sale price. (Source)
Why miss out on that?
Doing your bit for the environment
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
While the debate in the media could easily lead us to believe that scientific opinion is split 50/50 on whether humans are causing climate change, in reality the academic split is closer to 99/1.
Should you not agree, that's fine; the economic benefits of installing a Solar Hot Water System are enough to persuade many people. If you do agree, Solar Hot Water can drastically cut your contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.
Each of us shares equal responsibility to help solve the problem for ourselves on future generations. That said, the actions each of us undertake should be based on what works for us, in each case, rather than what works for everyone. For many, installing Solar Hot Water works for them.
We'll help you figure out whether it's a good idea for you; we as a company are committed to providing the best sustainable solutions, not the solutions that make us the most money. Give our Solar Hot Water team a call on 03 9480 1905 if you'd like someone to help you decide if Solar Hot Water is right for you.
Solar Hot Water will be the new 'normal'
China has recognised the value of Solar Hot Water systems - ever seen the residential skyline in Beijing?
It's becoming the standard in Australia too. In Victoria, all new homes must have gas-boosted Solar Hot Water. This means that in time, Solar Hot Water will be the new normal. Each year that passes will mean parts will get cheaper, plumbers to maintain the system more numerous, and looking after a 'normal' hot water heater will become harder and harder.