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Home Living : August 11th 2009
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5 ●● HOMELIVING » ADVERTISING FEATURE ASK THEEXPERTS Get serious about solar J amie Phillips asks what are the benefits of installing solar hot water? Modern Solar Hot WaterCEOLaurie Mallia says, as electric water heating accounts for up to 30 per cent of totalhomeenergy use, installingasolar hot water system will significantly reduce energy bills, savingahousehold up to $700ayear. ‘‘This is because solar hot water reduces water-heating energy use by up to 90 per cent,’’ Mr Mallia said. Rightnowthere are generous federal and state government rebates households can cash in on which provide an immediate benefit for going solar. Whyshould I choose Modern Solar to installmy system? Modern has 30 years’ experience and all Modern Solar Hot Water systems are designed with the customer in mind, from providingmaximumefficiency to ensuring higher energy and cost savings, to features such as automatic electric boost, which saves you the hassle of having to manually switch on the hot water at night. Wealso give customers peace of mind withafive-year warranty on our solar collectors and one-year warranty on installation. Whatsort of rebate will I receive? Eligible households replacing their existing electric water heaters with solar hot water will receivearebate of $1600 from the Federal Government.NSWhomeowners are particularly lucky as the State Government hasafurther rebate of up to $1200, depending on the size of the solar hot water system. With Modern Solar you can also receive further savings whenyou assign renewable energy certificates to Modern. Howmuchofacut in greenhouse gas emissions will I achieve withasolar hot water system? Asolar hot water system will cut your household’s yearly greenhouse gas emissions by up to three tonnes. This allows households the chance to significantly reduce their carbon footprint anddotheir bit for the environment. Whendoes the rebate end? The Federal Government is providing this rebate to assist in the phasing out of electric water heaters, so whenthis rebate ends and your electric water heater breaks down, you will have to replace it witha renewable alternative anyway, but at full cost. The $1600 rebate runs out in 2012 but is also subject to availability of funds.Oneimportant thing customers need to realise is not to leave this until the last minute as it could be too late. The Solar PV rebate was cut short back in June this year due to its popularity, which causedmanyAustralians to miss out. Call 1300 663 376 or visit modernsolar.com.au
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