Solar Water Heater Services in Oakland & Alameda
Environmentally Friendly Solutions that Save You Money
If you’re seeking an alternative to traditional water heaters, consider the benefits of going solar. Heating your home water with the sun is extremely efficient and can help you greatly decrease your reliance on other forms of energy. At Big Blue Plumbing, we proudly offer solar water heater services in Oakland, Alameda, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable team can help you understand more about these units and if they are a good fit for your home and your specific hot water needs.
Give us a call today at (510) 939-7870 to schedule an estimate or to learn more!
How Do Solar Heaters Work?
Solar water heaters have a single solar panel, also known as a “collector”, which utilizes the sun’s energy to provide you with up to 75% of your hot water throughout the course of a year.
There are two types of solar water heaters:
- Active heaters, which have circulating pumps and controls. They are generally more expensive but are more efficient.
- Passive heaters, which don’t have these pumps and controls. They are less expensive upfront but aren’t as efficient as active heaters. Though they often last longer than active heaters.
Save with Solar
It’s pretty simple: the more hot water you need, the more this option makes sense. Solar water heaters make you and your home eligible for rebates and tax credits, and when you pair one of these units with a hydronic air handler, which we also can install, you’ll see a huge difference in your utility bills. Additionally, by using less gas, you will be creating fewer carbon emissions. Your new “green home” will do its part by not harming the environment.
In order to maximize the benefits of solar water heaters, they need to be installed professionally. At Big Blue Plumbing, we have experience with all water heater installations and understand the unique needs of these appliances. Following the installation, it’s also important that you keep up on routine maintenance to make sure your system is always operating as efficiently as possible.
Why Choose Big Blue?
Our Oakland solar water heater plumbers offer two decades of experience and as well as the best guarantees and warranties in the industry. Always punctual, upfront, and honest, our certified team services all major makes and models and will be sure to answer any questions you have at any point during our service. Best of all, if you experience a last-minute emergency that requires immediate attention, we’re available 24-hours a day.
Reach out to us today to learn more about our solar water heater services in Oakland.
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