What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Saint Peters? 08/24/2017Summer in Saint Peters tends to bring with it some really hot days and the chance for some unkind 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 throughout summer without costing you a ton in utility costs. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 basically a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures 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 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 will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great option for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give C-N-O Comfort Zone a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, C-N-O Comfort Zone can help. A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of extra 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 could receive federal rebates on your investment and you may even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get 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 can also raise 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 bills. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call C-N-O Comfort Zone today at 636-578-1777 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.