What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Lake Forest?

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Summer in Lake Forest tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the chance for some unsettling 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 all summer without costing you a lot in utility costs. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 essentially 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 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 gathered 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 choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call today to get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to place solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight?
  • Is this area large enough to house 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, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help.

Many 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. Check out 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 might even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government has a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 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 bills.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 949-204-0859 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.

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