What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Hudsonville? 08/24/2017Summer in Hudsonville tends to bring with it some very hot days and the chance 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 through summer without costing you a ton in utility bills. In fact, it may 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 uses 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 utilized to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great option for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call and we’ll help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that receives 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, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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. 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 provides a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who get and install equipment that uses solar energy to produce 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 bills. As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services today at 616-669-3961 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.