When choosing a hot water system, there are so many options now available that it can be difficult to know which one to go for. While electric might be more expensive to run, it can be exceedingly difficult to recoup the upfront costs of going solar. So what should you choose? To help make this decision a little bit easier, here are some of the pro’s and con’s to going electric vs solar:
Regardless of the heat source, all tanks are made from similar materials and have a lifespan of around 15 years. For this reason, going solar isn’t always going to save you money in the long run as the product needs to pay for itself within this time. Even at cost price, it can be difficult to see the savings with solar. On the other hand, when replacing an old water system, it is generally cheaper to integrate a new tank into your current system as you’re able to ustilise the infrastructure that is already in place.
If you’re still a little unsure of the best option for you or would like a little more info regarding hot water systems, contact your local plumbing experts at JM Plumbing.