What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Phoenix? 08/24/2017Summer in Phoenix inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the possibility for some unkind 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 ton in utility bills. In fact, it can 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 very similar to 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 routes 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 collected 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 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call today to get started with solar power: Do you have an area to put 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, Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can help. Most 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 added 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 might receive federal rebates on your investment and you may even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government has a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get 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 lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc today at 602-997-5701 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.