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

Summer in Richardson 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 costs. In fact, it could 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 very similar to a traditional air conditioner that utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures 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 generated is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be used 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 option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Hammack Service Company a call today to get started with solar power:

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

If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Hammack Service Company can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the expense 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 might 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 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 shown that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility expenses.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Hammack Service Company today at 972-669-9192 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.