Now is the time to get comfortable with environmentally friendly design. Tour our South Carolina showcase home to find ideas that will work for you.
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Solar energy is becoming more realistic every day. For our region, the most efficient use of this resource is for heating water. Tankless systems are gaining popularity, but The Cliffs Cottage has an alternative solution. With two small solar panels on the roof above the kitchen, the sun heats water before it hits the tank in the basement. That way, you’re not using electricity to heat cool water; you only expend energy to heat water that falls below your preset temperature. This could mean free hot water most of the year.
You Can: Use The Solar Estimator at www.findsolar.com to determine the potential savings in your home made by installing a solar system.