What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Abilene? 08/24/2017Summer in Abilene tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unpleasant 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 throughout summer without costing you a ton in utility bills. 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 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 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 taken advantage of 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 great way to go for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Abilene Air-Tech 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 accommodate 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, Abilene Air-Tech Inc can help. Most 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 additional 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 might 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 may also boost 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 quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Abilene Air-Tech Inc today at 325-692-5850 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.