Here Comes the Sun: Benefits of a Solar Hot Water SystemSolar hot water systems are a popular, eco-friendly option for homeowners seeking to increase the future appreciation rate of their home while lowering existing energy costs and reducing their individual carbon footprint.

Benefits of solar powered systems:

  • Eco-friendly addition to “green” homes or a cost effective upgrade to traditional hot water heating systems
  • Reduce carbon emissions without sacrificing the convenience of on-demand hot water
  • Operating expenses are much less than standard hot water heaters

The installation of solar hot water systems is part of a growing national trend as homeowners upgrade traditional water heating systems to take advantage of federal residential renewable energy tax credit incentives, which may be as high as 30 percent for some units.

As a homeowner in the Greater Cleveland area, you may be concerned about the ability of a solar powered water system to heat your water properly during the harsh winter months, during which many days may be overcast and temperatures too low to generate sufficient heat. To offset this, solar water heaters can be fitted with gas or electric boosters to help generate any additional heat needed during cloudy or cold weather.

Installing an EnergyStar certified solar hot water system is not only an investment in your home, but can also help cut your energy bills by half without any noticeable difference in water temperature. Contact Stack Heating & Cooling, serving the Greater Cleveland area’s HVAC needs since 1976, for any questions you may have regarding your new solar powered hot water system.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about solar hot water systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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