What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Middle Georgia?

Summer in Middle Georgia inevitably brings with it some really hot days and the possibility for some unkind cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to dodge that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool throughout summer without costing you a ton in utility expenses. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick 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 sends 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 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 will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Air Concepts of Middle Georgia 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 accommodate solar panels?
  • Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Air Concepts of Middle Georgia can help.

Most people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of added 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 could even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government offers 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 Air Concepts of Middle Georgia today at 478-200-5689 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. 

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