What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Cedar Rapids?

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Summer in Cedar Rapids tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the possibility for some unsettling 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 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 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 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 the right option for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Ilten's Incorporated a call today to get started with solar power:

  • Do you have an area to put solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight?
  • Is this area large enough to house 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, Ilten's Incorporated can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Take a look at this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you could 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 get and install equipment that uses solar energy to create 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 could also raise 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 lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Ilten's Incorporated today at 319-363-0283 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.

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