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Solar Energy Systems: How They Work.

If you want a more environmentally friendly home, one step is to purchase a solar energy system. After all, the sun’s energy has been provided to us in Chatsworth for millions of years. True Temp Heating & Air Inc carries the Lennox® SunSource® Energy System to help you create a home that relies more on natural energy and less on oil and gas.

So how does this system work?

The system uses solar modules, made up of photovoltaic (PV) cells, to take in energy from the sun and convert it to electricity. Then, the electricity will power appliances, lights and other electrical devices in your home – from your HVAC systems to your computer.

Grid-tied PV systems

If you’re located in or around Chatsworth, you will want a grid-tied PV system. These are the least costly solar energy systems, and they’re connected to your utility company’s power grid – hence the name grid-tied. This lets you use solar energy from your system when the PVs are collecting energy and use electricity from the grid when the system isn’t gathering energy.

In addition, grid-tied systems let your system feed extra energy back into the grid, which will make your meter spin backwards. We call this process net-metering. The backward spin lets you save on utility expenses that are totaled by how far forward your meter has spun.

Please note that most solar rebates and incentives are only available if your system is grid-tied. The other option is a stand-alone PV system, which is more expensive. Stand-alone systems are not linked to the utility grid and are fine options when your home is in a remote location, or too far a distance from a utility service or power lines.

True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth is happy to help with your solar energy system questions. Give us a shout at 706-695-7492 or schedule an appointment online.