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Why Solar? Two Important Reasons!

Why Solar?

The two most important reasons to integrate a solar heating system for your pool are the savings and the environment. A reduction in your utility bill can range from 15% to 50%. Even a 15% "tax-free" savings is pretty good. Making the solar energy decision also reduces the impact of pollution and greenhouse gasses which are detrimental to our health and our environment, as we all know is an ongoing problem.

Solar Energy is More Popular Than Ever in the United States

Solar saves on pool heating costs
As you have seen, energy costs continue to rise. In the last two years alone, the price of natural gas has more than doubled. On the other hand, the sun’s energy is free, and more and more pool owners are taking advantage of this opportunity to save money and avoid future price increases.

Many pool owners switch to solar because it meets all of their heating needs. But, even if you continue to use a gas or electric heater as a backup, solar heating is a smart investment that will save you money, year after year.

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Solar pool heating extends your swimming season
A properly sized solar heating system will get you swimming earlier in the spring and later into the fall. Whether or not you have an existing heater, you can keep your pool warmer and open longer with free energy from the sun. A solar pool heating system used in combination with a solar pool cover can significantly extend your swimming season..

Solar pool heating equipment is durable
Solar equipment often lasts longer than gas or electric heaters. Solar collectors have a 10-year warranty and generally last 20 years or longer.

Solar requires less maintenance
Unlike gas and electric heaters, which should be serviced by a technician every year, a solar heater requires very little servicing. Again, that means less cost and less hassle for the pool owner.

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Solar energy is good for the environment
These days we hear a lot about the damaging effect that burning fossil fuels is having on the environment. Burning fuels releases nitrogen oxides that cause the formation of smog in urban areas. Urban smog, which is worse on warm and sunny days, affects people with respiratory problems such as asthma. Using solar energy instead of burning fossil fuels can help reduce this smog.

Burning fuels also produces carbon dioxide, the main cause of climate change. Replacing a natural gas or propane heater with a solar heater could stop three to 10 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each swimming season. That’s about the same amount produced by operating your car for one year!

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