Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Marine Electric Propulsion Systems

Stay tuned - SALT has exciting news releasing soon about the launch of the latest marine electric propulsion systems!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Largest Solar System with Battery Back-Up in the Florida Keys

SALT just completed the current largest solar photovoltaic grid-tie system with battery back-up in the Florida Keys.  That's a mouthful.  This system is amazing - it utilizes 36 230W solar modules and is capable of producing over 8,000 watts of power!  During a power outage, the battery back-up allows a seamless transition so the power outage does not affect the home - when others are sitting in the dark, our solar customers with battery back-up can continue on as if everything's normal.

SALT continues to lead in designing and installing quality solar systems for homes, businesses, and boats.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cruiser's University 2011

"United States Yacht Shows, Inc., producer of the renowned United States Sail and Powerboat Shows, is launching a new event for aspiring, as well as experienced, cruisers: The first annual Cruisers University, to be held May 12-15, 2011 at the Baltimore Marine Center at Inner Harbor."

Check out Cruisers University for more info and to register for this exciting event!

Bob Williams, of SALT Service, Inc., will be teaching a number of sessions at this event being held in Baltimore, MD.  Such topics include:
-Solar & Wind Power Technologies
-Refrigeration Aboard (an overview of refrigeration design and technologies available to the cruiser)
-Electrical Systems: Design and Management (power system design and management offshore)
-Watermakers Reviewed (including energy management with desalination systems)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Vitrifrigo Units at Unbeatable Prices

Have you stopped in to SALT's showroom lately?  We have a great stock of Vitrifrigo refrigeration and/or freezer units!  Most of these units are new scratch & dent units that are backed by a 90-Day SALT warranty.
At nearly 1/2 the cost of a brand-new unit, the reconditioned units are an excellent choice for the budget-minded cruiser.  Whether you're looking for a 2-drawer freezer, a single drawer fridge with freezer, or an ice maker, SALT Service meet your refrigeration needs.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

SALT to take part in Career & Truck Day at Stanley Switlik Elementary

Each year, our local elementary school hosts a Career & Truck Day.  Various local businesses set up booths/stations to teach the kids about different careers.  Helicopters fly in.  Fire trucks roll in.  It's an event kids look forward to each year!

And for the past several years, SALT has taken part in this great event.  One year we had electric vehicles to showcase.  Another year we had a solar panel display set up, including solar powered misters to cool the kids off!  Definitely a big hit.  This year, again, we will be making an appearance at the 38th Annual Career & Truck Day! Check back for pictures!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

$0 Electric Bills

Have you received an electric bill lately with $0 due?  Most likely not.  Unless, however, you have made the jump to solar.
We can't tell you how excited our solar customers are when they start receiving their electric bills after having SALT install solar systems on their homes.  Inevitably, we receive phone calls from them excitedly telling us about how low their electric bill is.  And we celebrate right along with them!

So just how much can switching to solar save you on your monthly electric bill?  Let's just say some of our customers are actually receiving money BACK from the electric company each month.

Take Ms. Ezmirly, for example.  After installing a custom designed solar system on her home, she called us to report: 
     "I got my electric bill today and was excited to see that I do not owe anything for the 2nd month in a row!"

And then there's John Perrotti, another valued SALT customer, who had us install a Grid-Tied Battery Back-Up System on his family's home:
    "The people from SALT began a whole new educational process for us. There are a great many possible configurations and different types of solar systems. Ultimately, we chose a “Grid Tied Battery Backup System.
    We had been told from the very beginning that installing solar hot water made the most financial sense of all of the solar applications. The big question was whether or not we could arrive at a financially workable solar energy array. The people from SALT were very patient and helpful towards that end. They indicated they were interested helping us, not only to have us as customers, but to help show that these types of installations are not only for the very wealthy. After looking at a great many possible configurations, we decided to go with a two-stage approach. We would install a solar hot water system and two thirds of the solar panels we would ultimately have. SALT came up with a solution using a tank designed for coastal exterior installations. They designed a custom, hybrid system utilizing the south facing portion of our roof to accommodate not only the rows of panel we planned to install now, but also taking into account the ones that would be installed after we financially recover from “Stage One.”

    As we worked through some of the “nuances” of this custom system of solar hot water heating, SALT was attentive at solving the issues that surfaced. We now have more than enough hot water and it is all heated by the sun." 

Needless to say, when it comes to solar - SALT knows how to customize the perfect system for your home or boat to start saving you money.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Affordable Solution for Clean, Safe Drinking Water

A customer came into our store yesterday looking for an affordable solution to stagnant water in the holding tank on their boat.  While water filtration systems are excellent solutions for providing clean drinking water, they can be pricey.  Enter the Katadyn MyBottle water purifier.

The MyBottle water purifier system (which is BPA Free, by the way) removes viruses, bacteria, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium.  The carbon pre/post filter eliminates odors and improves taste.  The cool water bottle design with carry loop allows you to attach it to just about anything so you can take your clean water with you wherever you go.

All for $50 or less (depending on the model).

Monday, April 4, 2011

Here comes the heat...

Summer is just around the corner - although some days it feels like it's already here!  Make sure the air-conditioning systems on your boat and/or RV are functioning at their prime so you can stay cool as the summer heat and humidity rolls in.  Call SALT today for service on your air-conditioning unit or for a quote on a new system.  305-289-1150 or toll free 800-588-7258

Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome to the our blog!

SALT Service, Inc. has now entered the "blogging world" as we strive to provide our customers with information and tips for alternative energy, boating, and RV needs.  Be sure to check back often!  Visit our homepage: www.saltservice.net