What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Savage?

Summer in Savage inevitably brings with it some really 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 throughout summer without costing you a lot in utility expenses. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 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 produced 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 still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great way to go for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning a call today to get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to install solar panels that gets 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 not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning can help.

Most people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Check out 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 offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 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 bills.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning today at 952-373-0377 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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