from the Brookhaven Buzz
When the time came to replace the hot water system in his Brookhaven home, Dan Kossak decided to go green – and saved some green in the process!
Kossak opted for a solar hot water system (SHW), a technology that can replace 80 percent or more of a house-hold’s hot water needs during a typical Georgia summer and about 50 percent in winter. Computer models on Kossak’s 2400-square-foot home predicted an average annual performance of 71 percent.
According to Kossak, the environmental benefits, fuel saving and the fact that the project is eligible for state and federal tax credits made the purchase a “no brainer.”
Kossak reported that the installation, conducted by locally-owned Metro Solar, took less than two days and that his initial experience indicated no problems with hot water availability.
At a cost of roughly $7000-$7500 to install a solar hot water system, it will not take many years for a similar-sized household to recoup the investment in fuel savings alone. The added tax incentives make the purchase even more attractive. The federal program offers a maximum of a $1500 tax credit for eligible improvements made in the years 2009 and 2010. For more information visit: www.energystar.gov.
You can contact Metro Solar by phone: 404-409-7435. Web: www.metrosolinc.com