What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Carpentersville? 08/24/2017Summer in Carpentersville tends to bring with it some really hot days and the possibility 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 can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick few years. After that, all that savings goes back in to your wallet. So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is essentially a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, gather the sun’s radiant energy and routes 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 gathered but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized 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 great choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to house solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc can help. Most people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Take a look at 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 can receive federal rebates on your investment and you could even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government has a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 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 lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc today at 224-699-9229 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.