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

Summer in Columbus inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the chance for some unpleasant cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool all summer without costing you a ton in utility costs. In fact, it could 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 very similar to 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 takes 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 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call and we can 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, Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of extra 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 has a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get and install equipment that uses solar energy to generate 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 increase 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 quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling today at 614-451-0846 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. 

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