What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Saint Louis? 08/24/2017Summer in Saint Louis inevitably brings with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unsettling 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 bills. In fact, it can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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 created is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good option for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that gets 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 uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating can help. A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility bills will pay you back, plus years of extra savings. Take a look at 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 might even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who purchase 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 could 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 a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating today at 314-961-0875 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.