What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Marshalltown? 08/24/2017Summer in Marshalltown can tend to bring with it some really hot days and the possibility for some unsettling 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 through summer without costing you a ton in utility costs. 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 takes advantage of 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 created is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s collected 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 might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right way to go for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give B & G HVAC a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to house 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, B & G HVAC can help. Many people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility costs will pay you back, plus years of added savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much more green you will be. What’s even better is that you can receive federal rebates on your investment and you may even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who purchase 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 shown that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call B & G HVAC today at 641-752-3429 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.