How much can I expect to save by switching to solar?
You’ll still have to pay your utility something for hot water because you’ll need a backup water heater, a conventional model, to kick on the occasional cloudy day. But because the sun shines so often in Arizona, you’re likely to see savings in the upper range of the DOE estimate.
A solar water heater costs several thousand dollars, compared with a traditional water heater, which costs several hundred. But after you claim federal and state tax credits and utility incentives that may be available, you may be able to buy a solar heater for just a couple of hundred dollars more than a conventional model, and you could save money every month on hot water bills.
For more information and for answers to all your plumbing questions, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, (602) 903-1762!