Solar hot water systems can be used to produce approximately 50% and more of the hot water needed for residential and commercial use in the United States. In the DC Metropolitan area, a solar hot water system qualifies for a federal tax credit plus additional state credits in Maryland.
With these incentives, the payback time for a typical household is 4 to 9 years. Typical solar thermal install reduces a households’ operating costs by $6 per person per month and can reduce CO2 emissions by over 2000 lbs/yr.
If you have ever considered reaping the benefits of solar technology for your home, solar hot water heating is a great start. If you are considering getting a complete solar photovoltaic system for electricity, it makes a fantastic complement. Contact us today for a free estimate!
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To achieve Passivhaus certification, the homes have to achieve a minimum air tightness level of 0.60 ACH 50, which is five times “tighter” than the 3.0 ACH 50 required of new Maryland code-built houses. In this image, Robert Champ of...