What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Mankato area?

Summer in Mankato area tends to bring with it some very hot days and the possibility for some unsettling 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 ton 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 essentially 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 takes it to the air conditioner after it’s been converted to electrical current. The solar energy that’s created 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 still remains, 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? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Northern Comfort Inc a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power:

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

If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Northern Comfort Inc can help.

Most people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of added 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 could receive federal rebates on your investment and you could even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who purchase 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 can 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 costs.

As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Northern Comfort Inc today at 507-307-4818 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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