What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Middletown? 08/24/2017Summer in Middletown tends to bring with it some really 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 through summer without costing you a ton in utility expenses. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick 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 uses solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, collect 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 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 still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right choice for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Schagrin Gas Company a call today to get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that has 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 uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Schagrin Gas Company can help. Most people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of additional savings. Take a look at 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 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 may also boost 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 variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Schagrin Gas Company today at 302-658-2000 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.