What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Mount Pleasant? 08/24/2017Summer in Mount Pleasant tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the possibility for some unpleasant 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 costs. In fact, it could 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 very similar to a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of 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 gathered but not needed by your air conditioner can be used 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 way to go for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Olde Towne Heating & Air a call today to get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put solar panels that receives unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to handle 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, Olde Towne Heating & Air can help. A lot of 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 additional savings. View this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much better it will be for 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 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 indicated that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility expenses. As you can see, there are quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Olde Towne Heating & Air today at 843-856-1433 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.