What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Pacheco? 08/24/2017Summer in Pacheco inevitably brings with it some very hot days and the potential for some unkind 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 fortune 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 goes back in to your wallet. 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 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 collected 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a great option for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Clean Air HVAC 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 handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would prevent you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Clean Air HVAC can help. Many people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of additional 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 could even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government has 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 can 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 Clean Air HVAC today at 925-689-7017 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.