What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Olathe? 08/24/2017Summer in Olathe tends to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unsettling cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to dodge that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool through summer without costing you a lot in utility costs. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a quick few years. After that, all that savings goes back in to your wallet. 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, captures 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 gathered 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great way to go for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to place solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help. A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility costs will pay you back, plus years of added 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 might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get 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 shown that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility expenses. As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today at 913-432-3342 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.