Solar heating is an efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly alternative to standard HVAC equipment such as furnaces, boilers, and heat pumps. The advantages of solar energy are many, which makes it an attractive option. Here are some of the notable features that make it an exceptional choice.
Economical Solar heating systems can be more expensive than traditional HVAC units, but once the solar equipment is installed and working correctly, the energy source is free.
Unlike fossil fuels or electricity, the supply of sunshine is unlimited and unlikely to run out.
Economics and shortages, real or fabricated, will not affect the seasonal pricing of sunlight.
Solar systems are easy to maintain and require very little ongoing maintenance. They are also easy to expand simply by adding more solar panels. The savings provided by this type of heating can let you recover the cost of the system in just a few years.
The U.S. government offers federal income tax credits for solar installations. These credits are good until the end of 2016. State and local institutions may also offer incentives to encourage the use of solar power and heating.
Good for the environment
Solar power burns no fossil fuels requires very little electricity and does not produce harmful emissions, pollutants, or greenhouse gases.
Solar reduces the demand on your local utility company and reduces the amount of pollution these larger utilities produce in generating energy.
Limited natural resources are conserved when you use solar energy.
By using solar heating and solar power generation, you are less dependent on the energy grid in your area or on foreign sources of fuel and power. Solar systems can be operated completely separately from local energy suppliers, and in some cases, excess energy generated by your solar system can be sold back to local utilities.
Pipe Works Services has been serving customers in Chatham and the surrounding New Jersey communities with expert heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services for the past 12 years. Contact us today for more information on the many benefits of solar heating and how a solar heating system can keep your home comfortable while dramatically reducing your seasonal home comfort expenses. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Chatham, NJ, and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).