Discover the Benefits of SunTrac Air Conditioning SystemsSummers in Arizona are incredibly hot. Therefore, air conditioning is essential. This means high electrical bills for homeowners. One of the most common questions that HVAC technicians hear is, “How can I lower my energy bill, but still keep my home comfortable?” The solution is simple. Make the switch to solar power with the SunTrac system! As soon as the HVAC technician installs your new SunTrac hybrid climate system, you’ll enjoy the benefits of cooling your home or office with solar power.
Take a quick look at how the SunTrac system works.
In order to truly understand how the SunTrac system will benefit your household, it’s helpful to know a bit about how it works. Many people assume that a solar HVAC system needs loads of panels covering the roof or their lawn. However, this isn’t the case at all. In fact, the SunTrac system is quite sleek and compact. It only requires one panel per central AC unit. Plus, you can locate the panel wherever it’s most convenient for you—either on the roof or the ground.
In a traditional AC system without a SunTrac, the blower moves the hot air from inside your home. The air flows over a coil. The refrigerant traps the heat from the air. Then, the refrigerant circulates to the outside component of the system. Here, the refrigerant releases the heat into the outdoor air. This is possible thanks to the compressor, which compresses the refrigerant to raise its temperature.
All of those steps take a lot of energy to perform. However, if the system is connected to a SunTrac, the sun essentially does the compressor’s job. This significantly reduces the energy usage of the central AC.
Lower your utility bills with the SunTrac system.
When the sun takes over the job of the compressor, the central AC unit doesn’t require nearly as much electricity from traditional sources. Consequently, homeowners can look forward to significantly reduced utility bills throughout the summer. In fact, some homeowners have reported seeing as much as a 50% reduction in their energy bills! Imagine what you could do with that extra money in your pocket each summer!
Install a SunTrac with your existing system.
One common misconception about solar AC systems is that homeowners need to install a brand new central AC designed to work with the SunTrac. Fortunately, this isn’t the case at all. The SunTrac is actually designed to work with all sorts of central ACs. These include package, split, multi-split, and mini-split systems. In short, you won’t need to install a new AC system—just the SunTrac.
Extend the life of your HVAC system with solar power.
Yet another major benefit of installing a SunTrac is that it’s capable of extending the life of your current HVAC system. The average central AC unit may last about 10 to 15 years before it requires replacement. All AC units will eventually die. This is often due to the wearing out and failure of multiple components, such as the compressor. However, by installing the SunTrac system, your AC unit won’t have to work as hard to keep your home cool. As a result, its components will continue to work at optimum performance for much longer. Consequently, you won’t need to replace your central AC as often—and this could save you thousands!
Use tax credits to dramatically cut the cost of a new system.
Lots of homeowners are intrigued by the idea of using solar power for their central ACs, yet they are worried about the upfront costs. Fortunately, the upfront costs aren’t nearly as high as you might think! In fact, there are federal and state tax credits that can significantly reduce the cost of buying and installing a SunTrac solar system.
Right now, all SunTrac systems are eligible for a 30% federal tax credit. Plus, homeowners and commercial property owners in Arizona have access to many financial incentives for green energy. Two examples are the Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit and the Business Energy Investment Tax Credit. You could even qualify for other financial incentive programs, like the Tucson Electric Power (TEP) Commercial EasySave Plus Program or the TEP Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program! As you can see, there are lots of compelling reasons to install a SunTrac this summer!
The HVAC pros at Intelligent Design have been installing SunTrac hybrid climate systems in homes and commercial buildings for years now. We’ve consistently seen our customers in the Tucson area enjoy significant savings on their energy bills. Plus, they love doing their part to protect the environment! Intelligent Design is the only company in the area authorized to sell and install the SunTrac system. Furthermore, we’re committed to helping more of our neighbors in the area benefit from solar power. We offer affordable prices and reliable installation services. Give us a call today at (520) 333-2665 to schedule a quote for your new Suntrac system!