Solar Pool Heating
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SOLAR POOL HEATING MAKES A SMARTER CHOICE FOR YOUR MONEY AND ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY!
Solar energy helps the environment:
Solar pool heating is a renewable source of energy. A solar pool heater uses solar panels to transfer heat from the sun to your pool. Using solar pool heaters instead of electric pool heaters will reduce the use of fossil fuels, and in turn reduce the smog created by nitrogen dioxide released when burning fossil fuels. Using a solar pool heater instead of a gas pool heater will also reduce the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere. This will help slow global warming and climate change for every installation.
Higher return on investment:
A solar pool heater has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years or longer where an electric or gas pool heater has a lifespan of about 5 years. A solar pool heater also requires very little maintenance each year where an electric or gas heater requires yearly maintenance cost. The monthly operating cost of an electric or gas pool heater is between $300 and $600. A heat pump requires about $50 to $150 of monthly operating cost. For solar pool heaters, there is no additional monthly operating cost since the sun’s energy is a free renewable resource.
A solar pool heater operates with the pump that you already have with your pool, therefore it is the most energy efficient option. The pump circulates the water to the solar collectors where it is warmed by the sun, then back to the pool. An electric or gas pool heater has a very low energy efficiency rating. A heat pump has a higher energy efficient rating as compared with the electric or gas pool heater, but still far lower than a solar pool heater.
Shows that solar pool heating is one of the most cost effective way of using solar energy. A solar pool heater usually cost at least $4,000 or more depending on the size of the pool, and has a payback period between 1.5 to 7 years depending on the cost of fuel in your local area. After the payback period, your pool will be heated for free for 10 to 15 years and you can enjoy quality time with your family almost all year round. Installing a solar pool heater is a big investment decision, so evaluate your options and do your research carefully. If you live in a state with a lot of sunshine, a solar pool heater may be the best option for you, as well as for the Earth.
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