What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Belton? 08/24/2017Summer in Belton can tend 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 through summer without costing you a lot 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 comes back to you. So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is basically a traditional air conditioner that takes advantage of solar power. Solar panels, like those in the Lennox® SunSource® Home Energy System, gather 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 created is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s gathered but not needed by your air conditioner can be utilized to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how will you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great way to go for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Bell 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 has unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to accommodate solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prohibit you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re not sure of your answer to any of these questions, Bell Air Conditioning Inc. can help. Most people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility bills will pay you back, plus years of added savings. View 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 could receive federal rebates on your investment and you may 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 can 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 expenses. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Bell Air Conditioning Inc. today at 254-939-1141 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.