In a typical household, water heating accounts for 25% of the energy used and produces an average of two tons of green house gas emissions annually.
Nobody wins in that scenario.
That’s why Frank & Lindy is pleased to offer you valuable information on solar water heating…to help you save money year after year and make the air outdoors a little healthier for all of us to breath. And it all starts with generous savings on government tax credits.
Earn Tax Credits for Your Solar Hot Water Heater Purchase & Installation
Thanks to the government’s stimulus program that runs through 2010, you can earn a 30% tax credit on the full purchase price of a solar water heater system, including installation. You can also earn a 30% credit, including installation, on a tankless water heater.
Click here for more details on the government's Energy Star web site.
Save Money on Monthly Energy Bills and Go Green
One system we recommend, install, and repair is EnerWorks, the first solar water heating system to qualify for the new Energy Star tax credit program.
With the EnerWorks residential solar water heating appliances, renewable energy from the sun is used to heat your water, providing a clean, cost-effective residential solution.
A qualified ENERGY STAR solar water heating system by Frank & Lindy can slash your yearly hot water costs in half, and is usually intended for use in conjunction with an electric or gas back-up water heater.
Specific benefits include the following:
- Big Annual Savings. By using sunshine (renewable energy) to heat or preheat your water, you can cut your water heating bill in half. This means you can save $190 annually if you combine solar with a backup gas-storage water heater instead of using the gas water heater alone. If you have an electric tank water heater for back-up, you'll save about $250 each year.
- Invest in a better environment. Installing a qualified solar water heater will reduce the load of your electric water heater by almost 2,500 kWh per year, preventing 4,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere. This is the equivalent of not driving your car for four months!
- Long lifetime. The average life expectancy of qualified solar water heating systems is 20 years, much longer than standard gas or electric storage water heaters.
Solar Rooftop Panels - Appearance and Design
There’s nothing new about harnessing the sun’s power. In fact, the earliest known solar heating applications were developed in the 1800’s.
What has changed is the look and design of solar rooftop panels. Not that long ago, as we’re sure you’ll recall, solar panels were unsightly and cumbersome, to say the least. Even the most conscientious of home owners found them unappealing to the eye…not to mention how their neighbors felt.
Today, companies have refined solar heating technology not just for greater efficiency, but better looks. Some solar panels even resemble skylights…but no matter which system you choose, we’re confident the outward appearance will prove to be a pleasant surprise.