Last Updated May 26, 2016 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald
If you have a standard electric or gas hot water system but want to take advantage of the benefits of solar hot water, you’ll be pleased to know that it is possible to convert. Here’s some more information.
Solar hot water also reduces the amounts of greenhouse gas emissions created by your home, reducing your carbon footprint and helping the environment. Finally, installing solar hot water will increase the resale value of your home.
This includes running extra piping, replacing piping as required, installing the booster system, installing the pump (again, if required), and ensuring that the roof panels are in the ideal position to catch the sun. Retrofit kits can be used to convert to solar hot water and these are around half the price of a new system.
There is no need to worry about your solar hot water system not providing you with enough hot water as each system is fitted with a gas or electric booster that you switch on or that switches on automatically to heat the water when it drops below a certain temperature.
For more information about solar hot water, please see our solar hot water feature or take a look through our directory to find a professional that is near you.