What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Peoria? 08/24/2017Summer in Peoria inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the potential 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 throughout summer without costing you a fortune in utility bills. In fact, it can 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 utilizes solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, captures 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 captured 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 might 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call today to get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC can help. Many people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional 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 can 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 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 could also boost 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 costs. As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC today at 309-437-2703 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.