Summer in Moline can tend to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unpleasant cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to get around 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 can 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 very similar to 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 routes 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 captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.
So, how can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good option for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give J.L. Brady Company LLC a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:
- Do you have an area to install solar panels that receives 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, J.L. Brady Company LLC can help.
Many people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much better it will be for the planet. What’s even better is that you could receive federal rebates on your investment and you may 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 can also increase 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 J.L. Brady Company LLC today at 309-517-7511 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities.