Every year, it seems, heat pumps and air conditioners are getting more efficient. You’ve probably paid attention to efficiency ratings when you’ve needed to replace your equipment. But are you ready to take the next step — to solar? With a solar-ready heat pump or air conditioner, you can enjoy both optimal savings and out-of-the box convenience.
What is a solar-ready system? Simply put, it’s a heat pump or air conditioner — depending on your preference — and the solar panels that go on your roof. Once you’ve decided that this is what you want to do, your heating and cooling contractor will take care of the rest:
- Ensuring that your roof gets sufficient sun and is large enough for the panels.
- Checking out local restrictions.
- Seeing to it that your Internet service is upgraded, if necessary.
- Inspecting your wiring.
- Informing you of your utility’s solar-friendly programs.
Your solar installation will power your heat pump or air conditioner. It will also power your other appliances and electronics when you’re not using your heat pump or air conditioner. If your system generates more energy than you need, the excess will be sent back to your utility company, most likely entitling you to a credit.
You will get the benefits of solar, along with the optimal energy savings of the heat pump or air conditioner that you choose. Today’s air conditioners offer seasonal energy efficiency ratios in the 20s. Heat pumps offer SEER ratings of nearly 20 and heating seasonal performance factors of nearly 10. Plus, you can take advantage of very attractive federal tax credits. All this comes in a neat package — no complications.
Ready to take the next step in energy efficiency? For more information on solar ready systems contact Blanton’s Air, Plumbing & Electric serving Fayetteville and Raleigh. We can explain our systems and assist you all the way as you move up to solar.