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

Summer in Manassas tends to bring with it some really hot days and the possibility for some unsettling 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 through summer without costing you a fortune in utility costs. In fact, it can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a few years. After that, all that savings goes back in to your wallet.

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, captures 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 used 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 choice for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call and we can help you get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to put 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 uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Take a look at 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 can receive federal rebates on your investment and you could even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy and install equipment that uses solar energy to generate 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 could 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 bills.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. today at 703-260-1148 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. 

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