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How to Live Longer, with Solar Water Heating!

You may know that a solar-powered water heater can help lower your monthly energy bill. You may remember that solar energy is a clean energy alternative to fossil fuels.

You may even know the economic advantages of environmentally friendly power sources like solar energy, but did you know that solar powered appliances like water heaters can also positively impact your health? Let’s take a closer look at how.

Reduces Pollution for Our Entire Environment

It's no secret that switching to solar-powered appliances, like water heaters, helps the environment by reducing pollution. "But, what does that have to do with living longer," you may ask. Well…

Greenhouse gas emissions, like methane and carbon dioxide (which are caused, largely in part, by electricity producing plants) are not only significant contributors to global warming and lead to more extreme weather patterns. They can also severely reduce air quality!

Solar power also reduces water pollution from coal-fired power plants, whose toxic pollutants have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and even brain damage. Hazardous waste is another grave concern for the environment that solar power can help to reduce. According to the United Nations Environmental Program, 400 million tons of hazardous waste are produced worldwide each year!

And in Canada, as many as 30% of waste producing companies are not disposing of their hazardous waste in a safe and responsible way! So incorporating solar-powered appliances, like a water heater, in your home doesn't just help you to live longer, it also helps to sustain the entire planet for much longer!

Warm Baths Reduce Your Stress

It has been scientifically proven that stress can have a negative impact on your health. Fortunately, though, there are ways you can reduce your daily stress, and your solar powered water heater can help! Here are some ways your solar power heated bath can help reduce stress:

  1. Studies show that taking a warm bath before bed promotes a deeper, more restful sleep.
  2. Warm water is known to alleviate muscle pain caused by tension and stress.
  3. Some skin conditions linked with stress, like psoriasis and eczema, can actually be improved by taking baths.
  4. Steam from a warm bath promotes deeper breathing, and can even improve cold symptoms.
  5. A study at the University of Wolverhampton showed that taking a bath at the end of each day can dramatically improve your mood and optimism.

A Better Monetary Investment (Also Reduces the #1 Killer: Stress)

It's a well-known fact that stress is directly linked to hypertension and heart disease, the number one cause of death in both men and women in the United States. Because stress is often inevitable in everyday life, it is essential to do what you can, to eliminate any excess stress in your life.

Once again, your solar powered water heater can help you here too. How? By saving you money. While looking at the cost of installing a solar-powered water heater may seem steep, it's important to take into account the amount of money you'll be saving each month on your electric bill.

Depending on the time of year, you could save hundreds of dollars per month, just by switching to a solar-powered water heater! Not to mention that solar-powered water heaters, if properly taken care of, can last as long as 30 years, which is longer than a conventional electric water heater!