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

Summer in Mechanicsville can tend to bring with it some very 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 lot in utility costs. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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 utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures 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 collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized 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 great option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give M & S Heating & Air LLC 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 handle solar panels?
  • Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, M & S Heating & Air 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. 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 might 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 increase 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 expenses.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call M & S Heating & Air LLC today at 301-363-4699 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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