Summer in Racine tends to bring with it some very hot days and the potential for some unsettling cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to prevent that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool throughout summer without costing you a fortune in utility costs. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short few years. After that, all that savings comes back to you.
So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is very similar to a traditional air conditioner that utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect the sun’s radiant energy and sends it to the air conditioner after it’s been converted to electrical current. The solar energy that’s generated is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.
So, how can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great option for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc a call and we can help you get started with solar power:
- Do you have an area to install solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight?
- Is this area large enough to house solar panels?
- Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels?
If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc can help.
A lot of people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much more green you will be. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you could even be eligible for state incentives.
The U.S. government provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get and install equipment that uses solar energy to produce electricity. It covers:
- Up to 9% of the total retail cost* of the solar-ready air conditioner, when solar modules are applied.
- 30% of the cost with no upper limit on solar module installation.**
Having a solar system may also raise the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have stated that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility costs.
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc today at 262-358-9468 to talk about your solar air conditioning options.