Interested in a Solar A/C System? Here's How You Can Do It Published on March 19, 2015 With the dog days of summer typically comes the buzz about air conditioning costs. In the era of eco-friendly thinking and living, how to reduce that cost in a greener way is a priority to many Provo homeowners. The question is this: Why can’t we have an air conditioning system that can keep our family cool 24/7, without worrying about increased energy costs or the impact on the environment? We have an answer: a solar assisted air conditioner. Now Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning knows what you’re thinking - “Someday it will happen, maybe another five years at least.” But you don’t need to wait… it’s already here, right now... today! We are happy to share with you the first integrated solar-assisted residential heating and air conditioning system: The SunSource™ Comfort System from Lennox®: Environmentally Sensitive The industry's first solar-assisted central heat pump utilizes solar energy and electricity to help lower overall home electric usage. Chlorine-free R410A refrigerant ensures exceptional comfort without encountering a costly environmental toll. ENERGY STAR® Qualified The system meets or exceeds U.S. EPA guidelines for energy efficiency. This advanced Lennox® system also qualifies for a federal tax credit to reduce your expense; visit the ENERGY STAR website to learn more. Don’t forget to check with your local utility provider for any state tax credit opportunities. Tremendous Comfort & Energy Efficiency Efficiency ratings of up to 18.20 SEER and 9.70 HSPF can save a lot of money each year compared to a standard heat pump. A single solar panel provides freely available climate-friendly energy to counterweight the electric usage of the heating and cooling system. A two-stage scroll compressor runs at low speed the majority of the time, which means it's low-cost to operate and provides more consistent comfort. Plus it's specifically designed to work with a Humiditrol® whole-home dehumidification system for enhanced comfort control. Quiet Operation The SilentComfort™ fan grille utilizes patent-pending, vortex-suppression technology that minimizes the noise of airflow passing through the unit, providing a quieter environment. A fully insulated compressor compartment uses vibration-isolating mounts to muffle operating sound, thereby exhibiting low sound pollution. Reliable Performance Built with heavy-gauge, pre-painted steel and examined in the most intense environments to provide top durability, the system also comes with the first onboard cooling system diagnostics in the industry, the Lennox® System Operations Monitor, which constantly monitors system performance and assures steadfast operation and fast troubleshooting. A 10-Year Limited Warranty on compressor and all remaining covered components (not including the solar panel). Additional Considerations SunSource™ should be the first product a Provo homeowner needs to consider when learning about an air conditioner or HVAC system replacement (the second being a hybrid home comfort system). While Heat Pump’s are not for use in every climate, the environment-friendly features of the SunSource Comfort System make it the preferred system for today’s energy and cost-conscious families.