Saving Energy & Energy Products
Did you know that heating and cooling accounts for one of the largest portions of your utility bill? The average home in Texas uses 40% of its energy on air conditioning and space heating according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Home owners who want to cut their energy costs would be happy to know that Innovative Skylights and Attics offers a variety of energy efficient products which decrease energy consumption. Our customers are saving money while being kind to the environment.
Solar attic fans are a great way to conserve energy. They actively remove hot air from your attic, allowing your air conditioner to run more efficiently in cooling your home and reducing your energy costs by up to 30%. Our attic fans require no electricity because they are powered by the sun! Innovative Skylights and attics sells and installs solar attic fans, insulation, and additional vents as part of an effective attic ventilation system. Attic tents further increase the effectiveness of your attic ventilation system by preventing heat transfer between your attic and air conditioned space through your attic ladder opening.
Velux skylights also help lower your energy bills. Velux glass skylights use laminated glass which has been triple-coated with LoE3 insulating film and injected with argon gas for superior energy efficiency and thermal performance for year round comfort. Homes stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Velux skylight can save $194 in cooling costs over an acrylic skylight. One of our customers measured the heat under his acrylic skylight before and after replacing it with a Velux glass skylight. The temperature went from 135 degrees to 95 degrees.
For the most energy efficient lighting, we recommend using Velux sun tunnels to light your home during the day. Why pay for light when the sun is out? Velux sun tunnels are ideal for bringing light into spaces that have no windows such as bathrooms, closets, hallways, and offices. For energy efficient lighting at night, get the sun tunnel installed with the optional light kit, which uses compact fluorescent bulbs.
ENERGY STAR® Products
Our Velux skylights are ENERGY STAR® qualified in all United States climate zones, meeting strict energy efficiency standards set by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. These products have had their U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient tested and certified by the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) in order to qualify. You can enjoy your skylights knowing that you are being kind to the environment and reducing your energy bill.
30% Federal Tax Credit
Solar powered venting skylights, solar powered blinds, and solar powered attic fans are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. The tax credit applies to both the purchase AND installation of renewable technology products from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2016. This tax credit reduces taxpayers total tax liability. In order to claim your federal tax credit, keep your receipt or invoice showing the total price paid for one of the qualifying products and fill out the appropriate tax forms. Click here for more information: http://www.veluxusa.com/Consumer/Products/taxcredits.aspx.
If you have any questions regarding the install or sale of our products, please give us a call or come by our show room!