What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Zelienople? 08/24/2017Summer in Zelienople inevitably brings with it some really 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 all summer without costing you a fortune in utility expenses. 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 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 routes it to the air conditioner after it’s been converted to electrical current. The solar energy that’s produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be used to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy still remains, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Knoechel Heating Company a call and we can help you 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, Knoechel Heating Company can help. Most people are concerned with the monetary investment involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduction in utility expenses will pay you back, plus years of extra 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 could even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government offers 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 can 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 Knoechel Heating Company today at 724-452-6280 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.