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Solar Water Heaters
Harnessing energy from the sun to heat water is nothing new. Solar water heaters have been commercially available since the 1800s. What's new is how solar water heaters look these days. Most modern solar water heaters mount flush with a home's roof and resemble skylights. Solar water heaters are an environmentally sound way to cut energy bills.
Solar energy can meet part or all of a home's domestic hot water needs. Geographic site, system design, collector orientation, and collector size will decide how much energy provided for domestic hot water heatin
Solar water heaters come in different configurations. Each differs in design, cost, performance, and level of complexity. Most systems have back-up water heating such as electricity or gas. A solar water heating system usually consists of a hot water storage tank, a solar collector that absorbs solar energy, a back-up energy source, and (for forced circulation systems) a pump and controls ga.

Tankless Water Heater
  1. Tankless Gas or electrical Water Heaters is better for the environment, because of its ability to supply the home owner with hot water when he/she needs it and turns off when not used.  We all have read and seen the effect of global worming has on the environment. The less CO2 we make the cleaner our air gets.
  3. The tankless water heater is a small unit and does not need a big area of installation. It can also be installed on the exterior of a home. 
  1. One of the most popular tankless water heaters runs on propane gas. Propane gas is costly, because the price of propane usually goes up in winter time. 
  1. Installation is expensive. In addition to the high product cost, installation for the unit and the necessary piping is pricey. They also need very good venting, which is also expensive.

GE Hybrid Water Heater
Pull savings out of thin air!
With advanced heat pump technology combined with traditional electric elements, this new GE Hybrid electric heat pump water heater has been designed with most energy efficiency in mind.
The tank part of this ENERGY STAR® qualified electric water heater includes two electric heating elements, a pressure relief valve, an internal porcelain-lined tank and an anode rod. But what truly sets this product apart is just above the tank.
In the Hybrid, eHeat and High Demand modes, the water heater moves air through the system and out the back of the unit. An air filter is in place to protect the evaporator
from accumulating dirt and dust. A clean air filter is important to get the highest efficiency.
 When the air filter requires cleaning, a red indicator light above the "Filter" button will become illuminated, and an audible beep will sound. The air filter can be wiped clean with a damp rag or rinsed with warm water.
Hybrid mode – Use less energy while still experiencing fast recovery times. While the unit uses the heat pump as its primary means to heat the water, the standard electric elements may activate if a faster water temperature recovery time is needed. When the hybrid system determines that demand been met, it will automatically revert back to using the heat pump only. This is the default mode the electric water heater shipped in.
GE Hybrid Water Heater
Installing a GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater

The Most Advanced, Energy-Efficient Water Heater Available.
Rheem air-source heat pump water heaters work much like a refrigerator in reverse. The heat pump extracts the heat from warm air, intensifies the heat with a compressor, delivers the heat to the water, and exhausts the cooler air. Because it uses the warm ambient air temperature to do most of the work, it is a very efficient way to heat water.
Rheem Water Heaters
Features & Benefits
  • 2.0 Energy Factor – Over TWICE the efficiency of standard electric water heaters
  • Uses heat pump technology for superb energy-efficiency
  • Easy-to-use LED touch pad controls the water temperature range, 3 energy efficiency settings, and overall operation
  • Ideal choice for new homes and for electric water heater replacements in attics, basements and garages
  • Installs as easily as a standard electric water heater
  • Standard 3/4" NPT water inlet, outlet and condensate drain connections
  • 10-Year limited tank and parts warranty
How the Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater Works
Sustainable living, green building and eco-friendly homes are nothing new. Although it is gaining a widespread audience, green living is actually a way of life and as simple as changing your eating and recycling habits, or as far-reaching as designing a custom home with environmentally friendly building materials and features.
The benefits to homeowners building green, eco-friendly homes are well-known but worth repeating: lower utility bills, greater comfort, better indoor air quality, tax breaks, and higher resale prices, just to name a few. Green building should not be looked at as yet another home-building fad, but rather a way of making well-informed decisions about the ways we think and live. By making smarter decisions we significantly increase our health, wealth and well-being for ourselves and our families.
Green living at its core uses resources more efficiently, eliminates waste and creates healthier living spaces. It goes beyond an energy-saving appliance or a reduced waste home site (although those are great places to begin) and it is about much addressing and after changing your lifestyle to live with efficiency in mind.
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