What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Denver? 08/24/2017Summer in Denver inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the potential for some unkind 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 fortune in utility costs. In fact, it can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick 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 uses solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect 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 produced 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 still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to place solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to accommodate 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, Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help. A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of additional 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 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 raise 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 expenses. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 303-452-4146 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.