Solar Air Conditioning
During particularly hot summers, air conditioning is the only thing that makes your home bearable. Unfortunately, you pay dearly for the energy that runs your air conditioner. In fact, the average 2800 square foot home uses anywhere between $500 and $1,500 per year of air conditioning. So, solar powered air conditioning is a fantastic alternative that not only allows you to save money, but do your part for the environment.
If you’re interested in learning more about the energy savings from a solar powered air conditioner, contact Boulden's One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning today. Our greater Wilmington and Dover, DE area solar air conditioning experts are among the most skilled and trusted around.
How Does Solar Powered Air Conditioning Work?
Summer is when we see electricity bills spike dramatically as homeowners turn to their air conditioning systems to make their homes comfortable during sweltering heat waves. Wouldn’t it be nice if your electric bills stayed at an even rate throughout the year?
It is now possible to cool your home using free energy from the sun. You can power your home’s central air conditioning using solar panels instead of electric service, reducing or even eliminating all for you air conditioner’s energy consumption.
With tax credits and cash rebates available, it has never been more cost effective to add a solar electric system to your home. You’ll save money and reduce your carbon footprint and your impact on the environment.
Solar Air Conditioning Installation
Installation of a solar air conditioner requires the placement of solar heat absorbing panels on your roof. Instead of buying a whole house solar system, you can opt to put in place a smaller, more affordable system designed to only offset your cooling costs.
We determine the number of solar panels to install based on how much electricity they'll need to generate to cool your home. Installing a solar electric system usually results in a dramatic reduction of your electric rates, as you no longer need to pay the higher tier rates usually charged in summer.
Solar panels will also shade a portion of your roof, reducing you home’s heat load, allowing your air conditioner to work less and extending its life expectancy. Keep in mind is that your home should be properly insulated and protected against the sun.If your attic isn’t equipped with a ventilation fan, proper insulation and a radiant barrier, the excess impact of the sun’s rays will make it difficult to keep your home cool.
If you’re ready to learn more about how solar air conditioning can help you, contact Boulden today. When it comes to home cooling services, no one is more experienced or trusted than our Wilmington & Dover metropolitan area solar experts.