Outside of taking your car off the road, installing a solar hot water system is one of the biggest contributions any homeowner can make to combat climate change. And it’s now easier than ever.

The number of homeowners who are able to receive a financial benefit after installing a solar hot water system will increase following recent changes to the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) eligibility criteria for the installation of a solar water heater. Solahart , a leading manufacturer of solar hot water systems, is excited about the extended eligibility, which makes the switch to solar even easier for a larger number of homeowners.

More homeowners will receive a financial benefit by simply replacing their existing water heater with a solar hot water system. This is a result of amended legislation passed by the Federal Government. So whether you are replacing a solar, gas, electric or other water heater, your replacement may now be eligible for RECs.

Stephen Cranch, National Sales and Marketing Manager for Solahart, explains why now is the perfect time to make the switch to solar. “New Solahart products, combined with the financial benefit from RECs, make solar hot water systems a smart choice for the average homeowner.”

“Our Solahart SmartPay ‘no interest ever’ payment plan and the financial benefit from RECs, make it more affordable for the average family to get into solar. In addition, a State rebate may also be available for SA, WA and VIC homeowners. Solahart produces a wide range of solar hot water systems, ensuring there is a model to suit most home designs and climate conditions, and homeowners can be in solar hot water within 24 hours of making the decision to switch.”