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

Summer in Oxford inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the chance for some unpleasant cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool throughout summer without costing you a lot 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 goes back in to your wallet.

So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is basically a traditional air conditioner that uses solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures 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 produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be used to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great way to go for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:

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

If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Check out 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 can receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government offers 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 can also boost 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 662-281-1231 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. 

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