Solar panels on a house

What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Indian River County?

Summer in Indian River County tends to bring with it some really hot days and the chance 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 through 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 essentially a traditional air conditioner that uses solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, gather 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 gathered 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 will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right way to go for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Custom Air Systems Inc a call today to get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to put solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight?
  • Is this area large enough to handle 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, Custom Air Systems Inc 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. 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 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 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 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 expenses.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Custom Air Systems Inc today at 772-571-1080 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.