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

August 24, 2017

Summer in Naples inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unkind 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 all summer without costing you a ton in utility bills. In fact, it can 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 essentially a traditional air conditioner that utilizes 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 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 the right option for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Speedy Air Conditioning a call and we can 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 accommodate solar panels?
  • Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels?

If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Speedy Air Conditioning can help.

Most people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility bills 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 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 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 raise the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have indicated that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility costs.

As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Speedy Air Conditioning today at 239-244-3439 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities.