Solar Water Heater Cost Information for Residents of Orlando, FL
How much does a solar water heater cost? It is a question that is being asked by an ever-growing number of people in the Orlando, FL, area as they become more interested in alternatives to fossil fuel consumption. At the outset, it is important to understand that, while solar water heaters do tend to cost more up front than gas or electric systems, “going solar” will almost invariably help you save money over the long run.
According to HomeAdvisor, the average price of a solar water heater is approximately $3,500. This figure can vary as other costs generally must be taken into account, such as
- Installation expenses
- Future service and repairs
- Backup heater requirements, if any
Though somewhat pricey, it is worth reiterating that a solar water heater will be less expensive to own and operate over a period of many years. The U.S. Department of Energy says that solar water heaters – particularly those that are ENERGY STAR® certified – can lower household water heating expenses by 50 percent or more a year. How much money, specifically, will you be able to save? Factors includes:
- The amount of hot/heated water you use
- The efficiency rating of the solar water heater
- The cost of fuel for, and how frequently you use, a backup heater
- The availability of financial incentives (e.g., tax credits) for investing in environmentally friendly technology
Sound confusing? The team at Florida Energy Water & Air will be pleased to answer all your solar water heating questions. We proudly install high-performance solar water heaters made by Rheem, an industry leader. It will be our privilege to help you save money and be kinder to Mother Nature through the installation of a solar water heating system. In Orlando, FL, we also install solar pool heaters, water softeners, drinking water purifiers, air conditioners, whole-house air purifiers – and more.