Have You Considered Solar Water Heating?

Many of us have done upgrades to our home, such as granite countertops, hardwood floors and outdoor living spaces. All of these home improvements add value, but they don't save you money or have payback periods. They make us feel good and improve the quality of our lives, but they don't save us money while we are living in our homes.

Upgrading to solar hot water is also a home improvement, however, it immediately adds value by guaranteeing long term savings on your utility bills. Additionally, it reduces your dependence on foreign oil and improves the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. Solar definitely increases your home's value and makes your home more attractive to buyers, should you ever decide to sell.

Heidler, Inc. will provide you with a solar simulation analysis, giving you a realistic expectation of annual/monthly energy savings based on your specific application. We engineer a system and calculate its turnkey installed cost. We explain the necessary county permits, current incentives and we will handle this paperwork for you as part of our service.

We bring over 60 years of experience and knowledge to you for all your plumbing and heating needs.

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A typical solar power collector installation

The Best Use For Solar Energy

Heating Household Water With Solar Energy.

Using solar energy in the Mid-Atlantic region to heat household water is a good first step towards more energy independence. Here is how solar water heaters use solar energy to heat water.

How Solar Power Works

Financing Available? (Updated 3/7/12)

Maryland Home Energy Loan Program: The Maryland Energy Administration and the Maryland Clean Energy Center (MCEC) are partnering to provide loans of up to $20,000 at a 6.99% interest rate to Maryland property owners interested in improving the energy-efficiency of their homes. The Maryland Home Energy Loan Program (MHELP) is designed to complement the existing utility rebates and the MEA's Home Performance Rebate Program to help homeowners overcome the up-front cost barriers associated with whole-house energy efficiency upgrades. As part of the Governor's Smart, Green, & Growing initiative, MHELP will empower Marylanders to take control of their energy future and stimulate the growth of green collar jobs. Homeowners can visit the MCEC loans website for details on how to apply.

6 Months Same As Cash Available For Qualified Projects!

What Are Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)?

The following are excerpts from the Maryland Energy Administration website: An SREC represents the environmental attributes associated with 1,000 kilowatt-hours of generated solar power. SRECs are traded as financial instruments on markets much the same way as any other commodity such as wheat or gold.

In addition to the Maryland Clean Energy Grant Program, Solar Federal Income Tax Credits, and selected county Property Tax Credits, Maryland residents and businesses who have installed a solar photovoltaic system can also earn and sell Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) to help offset the cost of their system. Effective January 1, 2012, solar hot water is also eligible for SRECs.

SRECs represent a significant portion of a solar system's financial value. When considering how to sell their SRECs, system owners must balance the market risk of holding their own SRECs with the financial discount associated with selling their SRECs to aggregators. While MEA cannot recommend any particular service, it is important that a system owner learn about their different SREC selling options.

Program Update: June 1, 2011: All solar water heating systems "commissioned on or after June 1, 2011" will produce SRECs. As such, MEA is reducing the maximum award amount for residential solar water heating systems effective by the close of business on June 2, 2011. Any applications received after 5p.m. on June 2, 2011 will be capped at $500.00. The cutoff date is April 30, 2012

It is Heidler Inc.'s mission to know about SRECs and all incentives. We guide you through the entire process plus handle all permits required for implementation.

What To Learn More?

The present incentives from Federal, State and Local governments plus reduced energy costs over the next 2-5 years will pay for a solar water heating system. Why not own it? It's a win-win situation. It cleans up the environment, saves on annual energy costs, increases the value of your home and decreases our dependency on foreign oil. Talk to us today about engineering a system that fits your family's needs.

If you have questions about any of our solar products and to discuss available financing options, please contact our office at info@heidlerplumbing.com, or by calling us at 410-268-7191.

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