What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Manassas Park? 08/24/2017Summer in Manassas Park can tend to bring with it some scorching hot days and the chance for some unpleasant 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 through summer without costing you a ton in utility expenses. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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, collect the sun’s radiant energy and sends 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 gathered 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 the right option for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Woody's Sudden Service Inc 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 house solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Woody's Sudden Service Inc can help. A lot of people are concerned with the monetary investment 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 more green you will be. 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 has 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 increase 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 a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Woody's Sudden Service Inc today at 703-369-5528 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.