FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What Is an Eco–Aqua® ?
A: It is a heat recovery system that takes the wasted heat from an A/C or the sun’s energy from a SOLAR panel to produce hot water for residential customers having up to a 3-ton A/C or commercial customers with A/Cs up to 50 tons.
Q: How will the system reduce our energy costs?
A: Approximately 20% of your electrical costs are needed to raise the ambient temperature cold water to about 115° F in your hot water heater. This cost is eliminated when your A/C is running and our Eco–Aqua® System produces 65 gallons per hour of hot water. This process also increases the efficiency of the compressor lowering the energy use of the A/C.
Q: How does the Eco–Aqua® System work?
A: The A/C compressor hot refrigerant lines are diverted to our system, then the heat is transferred to the cold water raising the temperature approximately 65° F, and then the lower temperature refrigerant gas goes back to the compressor.
Q: Are there any other benefits?
A: We have an immediate hot water at point of discharge add-on that can conserve approximately 11,000 gallons per year perhousehold or commercial building.
Q: How much does an average installation cost?
A: Approximately $1400.00 for a residence and $1800.00 commercially depending upon proximity of A/C compressor to the hot water tank, the amount of gallons needed per hour and the size of the A/C.
Q: How will Government Facilities and Schools in Alachua County using GRU qualify for their rebate program by installing the Eco–Aqua®System?
A: Prior to installation an energy audit will be done by an engineer (a GRU engineering fee is included in the cost) of the hot water energy costs. After installation another audit will show the average savings per month. If the audit shows that the payback for the system is more than one year, then the GRU Custom Energy Rebate will refund the customer 50% of the total cost up to $100,000.00.
Q: Whom do we contact to get an estimate?
A: Green Lantern, LLC is the 100% USA manufacturer of the Eco–Aqua® System. We will provide you with a choice of licensed A/C specialists or plumbers who have taken our installation certification course.
We invite you to our Headquarters in Alachua to see a system in operation.