June 11, 2015

The sun is a great source of energy. Every summer, much of that energy pours down on your house in the form of heat. But with solar air conditioning, you can take that energy and use it to cool your home and reduce your energy bills in the process.

Here are five of the advantages you can expect when your home cooling goes solar:

Sustainability – Solar energy is abundant and easily available in central Arizona. Unlike natural gas and oil, it’s not subject to supply fluctuations due to economic pressures. That not only means your energy source is locked in, but you can also feel good about your green cooling efforts.

Grid independence – While municipal electricity’s cost can fluctuate, solar power’s cost won’t. And in the event of a grid power outage from a storm or brownout, your solar air conditioning can continue to operate.

Pollution-free – Unlike a backup generator, solar power doesn’t produce any local pollution. On a larger scale, a solar A/C reduces your environmental impact overall, leading to a greener city.

Lower cooling bills – Because the energy for cooling your home comes directly from the energy for heating your home, you pay less. While solar energy can still operate at a reduced capacity during overcast days, days with less direct sunlight are likely also days with less demand for cooling.

Added value for your home – Like other energy upgrades to your home, solar A/C can increase the value of your property. Your upfront installation costs may seem high, but many solar A/C installations pay for themselves in savings in five years or less. That makes going solar a worthwhile investment, whether you plan to sell your home or not.

If you’re curious about solar air conditioning, solar energy, or other home energy efficiency topics, don’t hesitate to call us at Wolff Mechanical! We’re proud to help our Phoenix and Scottsdale neighbors keep cool through the summer.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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