What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Carson City? 08/24/2017Summer in Carson City can tend to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unkind cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to prevent 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 may 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 basically a traditional air conditioner that uses 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 generated is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of 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 the right choice for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Anderson Heating & A/C 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 accommodate solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Anderson Heating & A/C can help. Many people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in 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 you’ll be helping the planet. What’s even better is that you could 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 buy 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 expenses. As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Anderson Heating & A/C today at 775-882-8154 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.