Making Solar-Powered HVAC Work in Alaska
Solar power is increasing in popularity in Alaska. Yes, winters are dark, but the unlimited summer sun means it can be a great option when the time comes to switch on your air conditioning. Constant sunlight, coupled with short nights that don’t allow the air to cool as it would further south, and your home can quickly warm up. This is even more of a problem for those houses fitted with large windows, which can turn your home into a greenhouse!
It’s been estimated that solar power could supply 23% of the electricity needs of Alaska households. Many people are becoming more interested in renewable energy solutions for their home but may be put off by the potential costs. In this post, we’ll show how you can actually save money in the long term with solar power.
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Premium Lennox solar solutions
At Moore Heating, we’re proud to be Lennox Premier Dealer. We not only sell Lennox air conditioning units, but are also able to fully service your unit, and conduct maintenance. We’ll even install it, so you never have to worry. To put it simply, from the moment you buy until you decide to upgrade, we’ll take care of your A/C.
Solar-powered HVAC can save you money
Let’s take a closer look at the flagship model in the Lennox solar-powered A/C range, the XC25. It has a maximum listed SEER rating of 26, which refers to the cooling output of the unit over a season, divided by the energy used in Watt-Hours. 26 is pushing the limits of the currently available technology, however, it is important to note that this number refers to the maximum possible efficiency, and it may not be necessary for your use-case.
Based on national average figures, Lennox estimates that a 26 SEER unit could save as much as $945 over five years, compared to a 10 SEER unit, and as much as $2,835 over 15 years! It’s also worth looking into solar panels for your home. Try researching the ENERGY STAR website for tax rebates for solar panel installation in your area.
Servicing your solar-powered HVAC unit
At Moore Heating, we’re trained in servicing and installation of all brands of A/C unit. This includes Aire-Flo, Aprilaire, Honeywell, Lennox, Well-McLain, American Standard, Rinnai, Armstrong Air, Lochnivar, Navien, Trane, York, and Amtrol. With years of experience, our technicians guarantee our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our guarantee ensures that your unit is ready and working perfectly when the summer rolls around and you need it most. If your A/C unit is in need of servicing, you can schedule a call today.
Maintaining your solar-powered HVAC unit
If for any reason your HVAC system needs maintenance, we’ve got you covered there too. In addition to preventative maintenance, we also ensure that you receive rapid response times if your unit breaks down.
We offer our 15-5 servicing programme, which offers significant discounts on maintenance, making your solar-powered system all the more efficient. To become part of the 15-5 programme you need only schedule your annual maintenance between February 1st and July 31st, and you’ll receive a 15% discount. Once you’ve become part of the programme, you can then receive your 10% discount on maintenance done during our busy season (August 1st-January 31st), and you’ll receive a 5% discount on any additional work, including, Duct Cleaning, Emergency calls, Parts, or Installation. You can find all the details of our 15-5 programme, on our website.
Hopefully, you’ve learnt something about solar-powered A/C in Alaska. The amount of sunlight you receive during the months when the unit is used makes this a perfect solution and will save you money in the long run. If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Lennox range of solar-powered A/C units, here.
If you’d like to talk it through, get in touch to schedule an appointment today.