Summer in La Puente inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unkind 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 all summer without costing you a fortune in utility bills. 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 very similar to a traditional air conditioner that utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect 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. The energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.
So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Temp Air System Inc. a call today to get started with solar power:
- Do you have an area to put solar panels that have unobstructed sunlight?
- Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels?
- Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels?
If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Temp Air System Inc. can help.
Most people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of added savings. Check out this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much greener you will be. What’s even better is that you can receive federal rebates on your investment, and you could 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 produce 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 could also raise 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 costs.
As you can see, there are quite a several reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Temp Air System Inc. today to talk about your solar air conditioning options.