What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Chatsworth? 08/24/2017Summer in Chatsworth can tend to bring with it some very hot days and the potential for some unsettling 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 through summer without costing you a fortune 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 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, 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 produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured 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 great choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give True Temp Heating & Air Inc 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 house solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, True Temp Heating & Air Inc can help. Many people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of extra savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much more green you will be. What’s even better is that you can 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 buy 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 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 variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call True Temp Heating & Air Inc today at 706-695-7492 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.