What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Northwest Arkansas?

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Summer in Northwest Arkansas can tend to bring with it some very hot days and the potential 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 lot in utility bills. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short few years. After that, all that savings goes straight into your wallet.

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, gather 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 still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how will 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 AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, 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 house solar panels?
  • Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC can help.

A lot of 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 can 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 purchase and install equipment that uses solar energy to produce 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 may 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 bills.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC today at 479-226-8196 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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