Summer in Beaverton inevitably brings with it some really hot days and the chance for some unkind 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 expenses. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 utilizes 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 generated 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good way to go for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call and we can 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 prevent you from benefitting from solar panels?
If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. can help.
Most people are concerned with the cost 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 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 provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 shown 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. today at 503-374-1934 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices.