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Blog/Opinion: Making a Case for Solar Hot Water Heating

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Hot water is typically 20-25% of a home’s energy expense,” said Carl Simpson of Renewable Energy Northwest.  “Solar hot water energy generation often cuts conventional energy bills in half, and current government incentives greatly reduce net installation costs. In Boise, Idaho, typical payback on a solar hot water system is 1 year compared to heating with propane, 2 years compared to heating with electric, and 3 years compared to heating with natural gas. With the sun heating your household water, one of your main expenses is just running the water-circulation pump at perhaps $1 per month. The payback is clear for many homeowners." For more information, email carl@renewableenergynwllc.com, visit www.renewableenergynwllc.com and/or www.facebook.com/renwllc.

 

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Editor's note: Renewable Energy Northwest, LLC - www.renewableenergynwllc.com - has installed 5 different solar thermal evacuated tube panel systems and also has experience with various other systems. The firm has installed 360 panels in Idaho in 4 years as of November 2013. HHI does not endorse products or services.

 

 

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Making a Case for Solar Hot Water Heating:  Created on November 2nd, 2013.  Last Modified on March 10th, 2015

 

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