Summer in the Rio Grande Valley tends to bring with it some really hot days and the potential 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 expenses. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick few years. After that, all that savings comes back to you.
So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is essentially a traditional air conditioner that uses solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect the sun’s radiant energy and takes 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 utilized 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. 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 prevent you from benefitting from solar panels?
If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. 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. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much more green you will be. What’s even better is that you can receive federal rebates on your investment and you may even be eligible for state incentives.
The U.S. government provides 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 indicated that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility expenses.
As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. today at 956-381-1162 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities.