What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Hamilton? 08/24/2017Summer in Hamilton inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the chance 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 expenses. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a few years. After that, all that savings comes back to you. 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, 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 taken advantage of 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 the right option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call and we can help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that has 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 not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can help. A lot of people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility costs 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 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 could also increase 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 costs. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC today at 513-275-3601 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.