Company Aims to Make Homes More ‘Green’

Summerville, South Carolina

June 16, 2009 – "Energy efficient equipment that is market-ready should be manufactured immediately here
in Dorchester County,"” said Mike Elrod,
Managing Director of Eccotemp,
one of Dorchester County’s
newest "green
house" companies.

Elrod is working with government representatives, both in the state and nationally, asking
them to use their influence
to break down barriers that prevent meaningful
to energy policy.

In return,
Eccotemp can be a model for tools already on the
table. Eccotemp currently has
that concentrate on heating water
at the greatest efficiencies and residential heating
and air conditioning, areas which together
comprise over 75 percent of a home’s energy consumption. Hot water alone consumes
more energy than all lighting and appliances combined.

That is the reason Eccotemp began operation
in 2006 when the technology became
available. Switching
from storing hot water in a tank to a tankless water
heater saves 40 percent in energy cost right off the top. Dorchester
could become the nation’s leader in
emerging energy technologies when
Eccotemp begins assembling their
heat pump water
heaters locally.

For more information about
Eccotemp, contact Michael Elrod at 843-478-7518.