What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Orange County?

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Summer in Orange County tends to bring with it some very hot days and the possibility for some unkind 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 throughout summer without costing you a ton in utility expenses. In fact, it can 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 utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect 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 still left over, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Mighty Ducts a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to place solar panels that has unobstructed sunlight?
  • Is this area large enough to handle 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, Mighty Ducts can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility expenses 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 better it will be for the planet. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you could 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 raise 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 bills.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Mighty Ducts today at 714-464-3376 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.

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