Summer in Bossier City tends to bring with it some really hot days and the possibility for some unsettling cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to prevent that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool throughout summer without costing you a fortune in utility expenses. In fact, it can 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 basically a traditional air conditioner that utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures the sun’s radiant energy and routes it to the air conditioner after it’s been converted to electrical current. The solar energy that’s produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be used to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.
So, how will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right way to go for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc a call and we can help you get started with solar power:
- Do you have an area to place solar panels that has unobstructed sunlight?
- Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels?
- Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels?
If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc can help.
Most people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility bills will pay you back, plus years of added savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you could even be eligible for state incentives.
The U.S. government offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 may also increase 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 Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc today at 318-855-2326 to talk about your solar air conditioning options.