What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Locust? 08/24/2017Summer in Locust can tend to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unpleasant 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 all summer without costing you a ton in utility costs. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick few years. After that, all that savings goes straight into your wallet. So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is very similar to a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect the sun’s radiant energy and takes 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 captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be used to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is still left over, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good way to go for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to place solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Dynamic Comfort Solutions can help. Many people are concerned with the expense 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 might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who purchase and install equipment that uses solar energy to generate 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 can also increase the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have shown 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions today at 704-485-5506 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.