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

Summer in Brighton 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 prevent that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool through summer without costing you a ton in utility costs. In fact, it can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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 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 sends 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 might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give D & D Heating & AC 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 prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, D & D Heating & AC can help.

Many people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility costs 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 you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might 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 could 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 costs.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call D & D Heating & AC today at 720-316-1401 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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