What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Genoa? 08/24/2017Summer in Genoa inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the chance for some unpleasant cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to dodge that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool through summer without costing you a ton 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, captures 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 created is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be used to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help. Many people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of added savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you could receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government has a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who purchase 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 boost 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 bills. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air today at 847-293-0047 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.