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

Summer in Tucson inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the possibility for some unkind 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 through summer without costing you a fortune in utility costs. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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, collect 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 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 great choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Ambient Air a call today to get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to put solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight?
  • Is this area large enough to accommodate 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, Ambient Air can help.

Most people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of extra 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 might 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 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 boost 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 bills.

As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Ambient Air today at 520-201-3871 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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