Advantages of Heating a Home With Solar Energy

Solar power is proving to be an affordable, alternative energy source with lots of advantages.

Advantages of Heating a Home With Solar Energy
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Overview
Heating a home with solar energy provides several advantages for consumers who want to use a clean energy source. The following information is based on the resources of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Cost
According to the United States Department of Energy, a home that is heated with an Energy Star approved heating system using solar power cuts the heating bill in half.
Renewable
Solar energy is a renewable resource as sunlight is an infinite source of heat energy.
Tax Credit
The cost of a solar water heating system might take 10 years to recoup, but the U.S. government offers a federal income-tax credit to defray the cost.
Conservation
Using solar energy to heat a home reduces the use of nonrenewable energy materials such as coal and natural gas, which are burned to create electric power in many U.S. power plants.
Backup Tank
A typical solar water heater system includes a backup system driven by gas or electrical power. If your solar-heated water source does not meet your demand, use the backup tank for hot water in the home.
Resources
reference
Energy Star Solar Water Heater Information



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