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

Summer in Pocatello can tend to bring with it some really hot days and the potential 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 may 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 very similar to a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of 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 gathered but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized 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 a good choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Vogts Heating & Air a call and we can help you get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to put solar panels that has 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, Vogts Heating & Air can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility costs 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 might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives.

The U.S. government provides 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 can also raise 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 costs.

As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Vogts Heating & Air today at 208-621-0129 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. 

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