What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Bloomington? 08/24/2017Summer in Bloomington inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the chance for some unsettling 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 fortune 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 goes back in to your wallet. So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is very similar to a traditional air conditioner that utilizes 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 produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s gathered but not needed by your air conditioner can be used 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 way to go for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give All Seasons Heating & A/C Co a call and we can help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that has unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to house solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, All Seasons Heating & A/C Co can help. A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility costs will pay you back, plus years of added 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 offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 increase 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 costs. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call All Seasons Heating & A/C Co today at 812-332-9100 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.