What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Saint Marys?

Summer in Saint Marys can tend to bring with it some very 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 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 short few years. After that, all that savings comes back to you.

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, gather 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 generated is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is still left over, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great way to go for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll 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 prevent you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Many people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility costs 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 you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you could 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 purchase and install equipment that uses solar energy to create 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 expenses.

As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning today at 912-208-2470 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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