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

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Summer in Lexington tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unsettling 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 through summer without costing you a fortune in utility bills. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, gather the sun’s radiant energy and sends 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 collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how might 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 Kelley Mechanical a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to install solar panels that receives 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 uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Kelley Mechanical can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses 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 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 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 can 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 costs.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Kelley Mechanical today at 859-209-3003 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.

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