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

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Summer in Lincoln tends to bring with it some really hot days and the possibility 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 fortune in utility costs. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short few years. After that, all that savings comes back to you.

So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is basically a traditional air conditioner that uses 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 collected 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 might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give AW Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can 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 keep you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, AW Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Many 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 added savings. Take a look at this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you may even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get 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 indicated 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 AW Heating & Air Conditioning today at 402-438-7992 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.

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