SunBlox’s Line of Solar Screens Receive Energy Efficient Certification
Purchase and Installation Costs Eligible for 30 Percent Tax Credit in D.O.E. Zones 1-3
Orlando, Florida, for immediate release — October 6, 2010 SunBlox Solar Screens, a solar screen fabrication and installation company, today announced that the manufacturers of sun control materials offered by SunBlox now provides a manufacturer’s certification statement for compliance with the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Homeowners that purchase and install the energy efficient solar screens sold and installed by SunBlox and manufactured by Phifer Incorporated are eligible for a federal tax credit of thirty percent up to a total of $1500.00. Eligible homeowners must live in zones 1-3 of the United States as defined by Department of Energy.
Solar screening materials available through SunBlox Solar Screens are capable of blocking up to ninety percent of the sun’s radiant heat resulting in the lowering of homeowner utility bills. The energy efficient tax credit certification is a designation that the manufacturers of solar screens have sought for several years. “A home’s most vulnerable area for solar heat gain comes in the form of sunlight radiating through unprotected glass, “ said Andrew Caldwell, Corporate Market Manager - Sun Control Products for Phifer Incorporated. “Controlling solar heat gain, especially in the warm climates that span the southern United States, is extremely important in energy conservation. Since our sun control materials are designed to reduce solar heat gain, they can help lower a homeowner’s energy costs.”
In a separate initiative, Congress has allocated $5 billion for the Obama administration’s Weatherization
Assistance Program (WAP), which seeks to retrofit low-income family homes with products to make them
more energy efficient. While the tax credit for solar screens only applies to those homes located in zones 1- 3, the materials do offer a lower priced alternative to more expensive energy efficient glass in all regions of the country. SunBlox proudly utilizes these products and services to help make homes more energy efficient.
“Solar screens can be purchased and installed for about a sixth of the cost of low-e glass,” said Keith Freeman, Owner of SunBlox Solar Screens. “The tax credit available to eligible homeowners and the use of the materials within the weatherization program, promises to extend energy savings even further.” In addition to the materials ability to block much of the sun’s thermal energy from radiating through windows, solar screens are also effective in limiting the damage done to furniture, carpet, wall hangings and paint as a result of damaging UV light entering a home.
SunBlox is a full-service home efficiency products and services consultation company that provides business owners and home owners with advice on how to reduce their utility usage and raise the comfort level within their structure. SunBlox offers a variety of products from window screens, door screens, retractable window screens, porch and patio screens, sun control and insect screening that protects against mosquitoes that may carry the West Nile virus. SunBlox is a family-owned company that is headquartered in the Orlando, Florida area and has provided energy efficiency services to homeowners and commercial storefront owners throughout Central and South Florida since 2005. SunBlox also fabricates & ships to all states in the U.S.
To learn more about SunBlox, visit: www.SunBlox SolarScreens.com