What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Manassas? 08/24/2017Summer in Manassas tends to bring with it some really hot days and the chance for some unpleasant cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to prevent that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool throughout summer without costing you a fortune in utility expenses. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick 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 basically a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of 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 captured 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 will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right way to go for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Twin Air LLC 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 handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Twin Air LLC can help. Most people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional 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 may even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy and install equipment that uses solar energy to generate 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 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 bills. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Twin Air LLC today at 703-754-1062 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.