What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio? 08/24/2017Summer in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio tends to bring with it some very hot days and the chance 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 all summer without costing you a ton in utility bills. 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 uses 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 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 great choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call and we can 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 accommodate solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help. Most people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower 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 better it will be for the planet. What’s even better is that you can receive federal rebates on your investment and you may 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 may also boost the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have indicated that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility expenses. As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. today at 419-592-4756 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.