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

Summer in Greenville inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the potential for some unsettling 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 fortune in utility bills. In fact, it can 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 takes advantage of 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 produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Ken Parker Service Inc a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to install solar panels that has unobstructed sunlight?
  • Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels?
  • Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Ken Parker Service Inc can help.

Most people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility costs will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Check out 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 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 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 could also boost 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 expenses.

As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Ken Parker Service Inc today at 903-883-2829 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.