What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Ballwin? 08/24/2017Summer in Ballwin can tend to bring with it some really hot days and the potential for some unsettling cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool through summer without costing you a lot in utility costs. In fact, it can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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 essentially a traditional air conditioner that uses solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, gather 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 produced 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we can help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to place solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to house solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning can help. A lot of people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Check out 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 might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government has 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 stated 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning today at 636-391-7377 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.