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Solar Water Heating Systems Sterling, VA

Do you want free hot water for the rest of your life?  Then you need a solar water heating system!  Unfortunately, you cannot run your entire home off of hot water.  That’s why we suggest, “Think Thermal First!”  What does this mean?  First, you must understand how much energy is used just to heat your water.  In the average home, water heating can account for about 1/3 of your annual utility bill!  A solar thermal system can produce about 80% of your annual hot water needs.  For a typical family of four, that can equate to about $700-800 a year in savings and reduce your annual household energy consumption by about 20-25%.  Once you’ve eliminated this energy hog, you can now focus on using PV (Photovoltaic Electric) to offset the rest of your energy needs.

 

The reason we suggest installing thermal panels first is because they can produce about 4 times as much energy per square foot as compared to PV panels.  That means, they can produce a lot more energy, but in a smaller footprint, typically only two 4’x8’ panels!  So, when you combine the two technologies, you end up producing more energy in the same footprint than if you only installed PV panels, and for about 1/3 of the price!

 

And while PV panels lose about 1% of efficiency per year that they are in use, solar thermal collectors never lose any efficiency and they can last twice as long as PV collectors.  Currently, the oldest thermal collectors we service are over 40 years old, and still working as good as the day they were installed!  And who knows how much longer they will last because they are constructed of copper absorber plates, aluminum framing and glass glazing.  All of those materials are impervious to rust and will last for decades!

 

But regardless of which technology you are interested in, right now is a great time to invest in solar technology because the federal government is currently offering a 30% tax credit** on the fully installed price of solar thermal and PV systems through the end of 2019!  So, between the tax credit and the energy saved, solar thermal systems can be net positive in as little as 5 years!

Are you ready to get a solar water heating system installation? Then reach out to the best in and near Sterling, VA: American Solar Enterprises, LLC.  Please fill out our contact form or you can call us at (703) 589-1136.

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Solar PV (Photovoltaic Electric)

Got high electric bills?  Want to produce your own electricity… FOR FREE?  Solar energy is the perfect way to be energy independent!  By producing your own electricity, you insulate yourself from ever rising utility rates while greatly offsetting your carbon footprint!  And not only does the energy you produce come from a free, clean source, but it’s also tax free too!

 

Are you ready to get a solar PV electric system installation? Then reach out to the best in and near Sterling, VA: American Solar Enterprises, LLC.  Please fill out our contact form or you can call us at (703) 589-1136.

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Solar Pool Heating Systems

Pools are cool, but they’re better when they’re warm!

*Tired of having a pool that’s too cold to swim in?

*Want an affordable way to extend your swim season by another 2-3 months?

Using free heat from the sun, you can enjoy an extended swimming season with a solar pool heating system installed by experienced experts from American Solar.  Imagine being able to enjoy your pool with your friends, family & neighbors in the Spring or Fall, all at no additional cost or maintenance! 

Solar pool heating systems use black polypropylene panels to absorb solar radiation.  Your current pool pump circulates the pool water directly through the series of solar panels to warm the water.  An automatic control valve then diverts water to the solar collectors when they are warm and bypasses them when they are cool to maintain your desired pool temperature.  On average, a properly sized solar pool heating system can raise your pool temperature by about 12-15°.

Since 70% of heat loss occurs at the surface of the pool due to evaporation, this is where we focus our efforts.  To properly size the number of solar collectors, we first calculate the total surface area of your pool and then try to design a system that is about 80-100% of that size.

Another way to keep your pool warm is to reduce the amount of evaporation.  This can be achieved with a non-toxic liquid pool cover.  When the water surface is calm, the LPC creates a barrier that is only a couple of molecules thick that reduces evaporation by 50%.  Not only does this keep the heat in your pool, it keeps the water in your pool too!  Less evaporation means fewer refills!

Unfortunately, solar pool heating systems do not qualify for the 30% Federal tax credit, but compared to traditional pool heaters, a solar pool heating system can typically pay for itself in energy savings in about 3 years!

The real savings comes from using a free, clean, unlimited source of energy that greatly reduces your carbon footprint.  Most people don’t realize that heating your pool for one season can use about the same amount of energy and heating and cooling your home for an entire year!  And the best part about a solar pool heating system is that it requires zero maintenance!  Just set it and forget it!

Here are some of the benefits of using solar pool heating systems:

  • Longer Swim Times: With a solar water heating system installation, you and your family can enjoy your pool for a longer period of time.  Also, it allows you to go swimming no matter what time it is.  So whether it’s Spring, Summer or Fall, day or night, solar pool heating systems will give you the most comfortable water temperature for swimming.
  • Economical Choice: As compared to other tradition pool heating methods, solar pool heating systems are a lot more economical.  In fact, with the money you save on hot water, your solar water heating system installation would pay for itself in as little as just three short years!
  • Eco-Friendly Alternative: Solar pool heating systems use nothing but natural energy. It doesn’t use gas or oil. So with a solar water heating system installation, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Less Maintenance: Do you know how much of a hassle it is to maintain and repair pool heaters?  You’d have to bring out your toolbox at least every few months.  And if you get specialists to do it for you, you’ll end up spending hundreds or even thousands every year.  So if you don’t want to go through that hassle, opt for zero maintenance solar pool heating systems.  After the solar water heating system installation, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your warm water.

Want to determine about how much a solar pool heating system might cost you?  The general rule of thumb is usually around $15 per square foot of surface area of your pool.

Are you ready to get a solar pool heating system installation? Then reach out to the best in and near Sterling, VA: American Solar Enterprises, LLC.  Please fill out our contact form or you can call us at (703) 589-1136.

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Solar Attic Fans

Do you ever walk upstairs in the Summer notice a drastic temperature difference?  This could be an indication of poor attic ventilation.  If the heat in your attic is not properly vented, then eventually it will work its way into your home.  When this heat infiltrates your home, it causes your air conditioner to work harder and ends up costing you more money to keep your home cool.  Implementing active ventilation is the best way to prevent heat infiltration into your home.  Not only does this keep your attic cooler, but it also vents trapped moisture reducing the risk of mold/mildew growth.  The best thing about installing a solar attic fan is that it doesn’t cost you a penny to operate!  All of the energy needed to operate the fan is produced by the attached solar PV panel.

Features of these solar attic fans include:

*all metal, no plastic

*constructed of 22ga zincalume alloy

*commercial grade monocrystalline solar panel

*whisper-quiet variable speed DC motor

*Lifetime manufacturer warranty

When installed with a Breeze Mate, you have full control over your attic fan!  You can manually set the desired temperature and humidity level of your attic.  And with the Breeze Mate installed, you never have to worry about attic depressurization as it monitors attic pressure and will decrease the fan speed if depressurization is detected!

As an added bonus, solar attic fans also qualify for the 30% Federal tax credit!  So, when compared to traditional attic fans, a solar attic fan can typically pay for itself in energy savings in about 3 years!

Our solar system installation services are available to clients in the following areas:

  • Alexandria, VA
  • Annandale, VA
  • Arlington, VA
  • Ashburn, VA
  • Burke, VA
  • Clifton, VA
  • Chantilly, VA
  • Fair Lakes, VA
  • Fair Oaks, VA
  • Fairfax, VA
  • Herndon, VA
  • Leesburg, VA
  • McLean, VA
  • Reston, VA
  • South Riding, VA
  • Springfield, VA
  • Sterling, VA
  • West Springfield, VA
  • Vienna, VA
  • And many more…

 

Fill out the contact form or call us today at (703) 589-1136 for free quotes and estimates!

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Pool Solar Heater Repair

Are you due for a pool solar heater repair? Then get in touch with American Solar Enterprises, LLC right now! We are experts that provide solar water heating system installation and repair in and near Sterling, VA. What sets us a notch above the rest is our unbeatable experience. In fact, we’ve been in business for more than three decades now. So needless to say, we have the necessary skill set to solve all your pool solar heater repair needs. Call us at (703)963-8999 now for free quotes and estimates!

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Solar Water Heating Maintenance

When it comes to solar water heating maintenance, we strongly urge clients to work with the right professionals. In fact, even a small mistake can lead to your unit’s failure. So it’s best to trust the right solar water heating system installation specialists for the job.

At American Solar Enterprise, we encounter clients who call in plumbers to service their unit. This often leads to situations where the technician opens a valve that they shouldn’t. So as a result, what was supposed to be a small water heating maintenance job turns into a big unit repair. It’s an innocent mistake, but it could’ve been avoided if the client called in the right solar water heating system installation specialists.

So if you don’t want to damage your unit, contact the right solar water heating maintenance for the job: American Solar Enterprises, LLC. We are professionals that have been providing solar water heating system installation and repair for more than three decades. This unbeatable industry experience is what allows to exceed expectations every single time. Call us at (703)963-8999 to learn more about us! We provide free quotes and estimates.

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