What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Homer Glen? 08/24/2017Summer in Homer Glen inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the possibility 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 short few years. After that, all that savings comes back to you. 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 routes 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 is still left over, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Pinnacle HVAC LLC a call and we can help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Pinnacle HVAC LLC can help. A lot of people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility costs will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much you’ll be helping 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 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 boost the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have shown that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility costs. As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Pinnacle HVAC LLC today at 708-301-0170 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.