If you live in Sarasota, FL, you know one thing is certain; we have plenty of sunshine! Why not put that sunshine to use by having Aqua Plumbing & Air install an eco-friendly solar hot water heater in your home? You will be doing something good for the environment and saving money on your home’s energy costs.
Continuously keeping water hot in your home adds up to almost 18 percent of your home’s energy costs. Our professional green experts install systems for solar hot water in Sarasota, FL on a regular basis for customers who wish to reduce their energy costs and dependence on fossil fuels.
How it Works
Our professional installers place solar collector panels on your roof. These panels contain “solar loops” that are filled with water. When solar energy is available, the water heats and the energy absorbed (not the water) is transferred to your solar hot water heater.
This type of solar hot water system is practical for homes in the Sarasota, FL area because sunshine is plentiful. The initial investment is recovered in a few years through reduced energy bills. Capturing renewable and clean energy “off the grid” protects you from unpredictable fluctuations in energy prices. Solar hot water systems last up to 20 years and the energy savings recoup the investment in about half that time. State, federal and local tax incentives and rebates can reduce that time significantly.
Rebates and Tax Incentives
When you switch to a solar water heating system, rebates and tax incentives help you recover your investment quickly. You can claim up to 30 percent of your installation costs as a tax credit on your federal income tax. Some restrictions apply, which include having your system installed and in operation by December 31, 2016 and may not be used to heat your swimming pool.
The state of Florida and the local utility companies also offer incentives for converting to a solar water heating system. Florida currently does not offer a tax credit, but they exempt the purchase of solar panels and their installation from state sales tax. While there is no statewide rebate, many of the state’s power companies offer rebates for converting to solar options. Our green experts can explain the options that are available to you and how much you can expect to recoup from federal, state and local incentives.
If you have had enough with the high price of having hot water in your home, then a solar hot water system may be the option you need. You will save money and do something good for the environment at the same time. Let Aqua Plumbing & Air help you decide if this option is right for you!