What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Plover? 08/24/2017Summer in Plover can tend to bring with it some really hot days and the potential for some unkind 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 can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 basically 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 used to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Point Heating & Cooling a call today to get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that has unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Point Heating & Cooling can help. Most people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced 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 better it will be for 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 provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy and install equipment that uses solar energy to create 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 could also increase 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 Point Heating & Cooling today at 715-345-1979 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.