Summer in Reeds Spring tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the possibility for some unsettling cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool all summer without costing you a fortune in utility bills. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick few years. After that, all that savings goes straight into your wallet.
So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is essentially a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures the sun’s radiant energy and sends it to the air conditioner after it’s been converted to electrical current. The solar energy that’s created is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.
So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right choice for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:
Do you have an area to put solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight?
Is this area large enough to house solar panels?
Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels?
If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc can help.
A lot of people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of extra savings. Check out this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much better it will be for the planet. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives.
The U.S. government has a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get and install equipment that uses solar energy to generate electricity. It covers:
Up to 9% of the total retail cost* of the solar-ready air conditioner, when solar modules are applied.
30% of the cost with no upper limit on solar module installation.**
Having a solar system can also boost the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have stated that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills.
As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc today at 417-739-4606 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.