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

Summer in Alice can tend to bring with it some scorching hot days and the possibility for some unpleasant 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 bills. In fact, it could 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 basically 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 takes 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. Energy that’s collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of 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 option for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Rescue Heating & Air a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to place solar panels that gets 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 not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Rescue Heating & Air can help.

Most people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility costs will pay you back, plus years of extra savings. Take a look at 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 could 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 buy 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 may 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 costs.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Rescue Heating & Air today at 361-265-4371 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. 

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