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Tuesday, 14 July 2009 10:14

RCS Grace House and Solar Source Team Up for Cost Efficient and Eco Friendly Water Heating 2009

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The Religious Community Services (RCS) Grace House has received a grant from the City of Largo to install six solar domestic water heating systems from Solar Source. The RCS Grace House is an eight -week program for homeless families. The families can stay in an apartment building and save money to give them a head start. Food, clothing and household goods are available to the families, as well as shelter.

The installations of the Solar Source water heating systems are expected to lower the utility costs for the RCS Grace House. Solar Source provides cost-effective and environmentally safe options in power and heating. Solar water heaters include a benefit that conventional water heaters don’t, the fact that they directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to a healthier environment, on top of lower water heating costs. The amount of energy saved depends on several factors including the size of the collectors and storage tank, the amount of sunlight in the area, and the amount of water one uses, but a typical hot water system reduces costs anywhere from 40% to 50%.

The installation of these systems began on Thursday, June 25th and was completed on Monday, June 29th.

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