What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in San Dimas? 08/24/2017Summer in San Dimas 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 get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool all summer without costing you a ton in utility bills. 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 essentially a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, gather 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 captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Energy Upgrades, Inc. a call and we’ll 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 not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Energy Upgrades, Inc. can help. Most people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility bills will pay you back, plus years of extra 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 could receive federal rebates on your investment and you may 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 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 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 lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Energy Upgrades, Inc. today at 626-478-2922 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.