Sanford, NC (PressExposure) March 21, 2009 -- Eddie Blanchard, owner of 72 Degrees Heating and Air Conditioning, says that since air conditioners now run on solar power, it enables people to reduce peak energy taxation on the power grids and save themselves money in the long run. Taking advantage of new technologies, and basic strategies enables more homeowners than ever to harness solar power for their air conditioning needs.
Solar powered air conditioning is the perfect way of harnessing high levels of solar energy so that peak-load demands on electricity grids are diminished and homeowners (as well as businesses who use it) can save money on their power bills after recouping installation costs.
SunEdison, founded in 2003, a company which uses Power Purchasing Agreements to finance greener-energy power installations, has covered a five-acre site in Colorado with 3,696 PV solar cell collectors, which have been geared to track the moving Sun from east to west to maximize energy absorption. They are an exemplar of the kind of companies and technology more and more made available to U.S. citizens who appreciate the "green" lifestyle.
Eddie points out, "There are two important ways that homeowners should invest their money this Spring: upgrade the insulation in their attic, and have their AC units serviced. Homes that are over 15 years old usually don't have the federal R38 energy efficiency rating, and many states are now giving tax rebates to homeowners who upgrade to that standard. Attics absorb a lot of radiant heat, so the less of that that you need to remove the less taxed your AC unit will be and the more efficient your home will be. Our company can easily solve these problems for you for a very small cost that you will end up recovering in just a few months after which the savings are yours to keep!"
Another way to save is to make use of ceiling fans, allowing you to keep your thermostat set about five to eight degrees hotter than you otherwise would and more than offsetting the additional cost of running the fans. During the day, keep your curtains drawn. Look to solar power to meet your air conditioning needs in the 21st century. But in the meantime, if you are in the North Carolina, talk to Eddie's team today to get some ideas to save money on your air conditioning.