What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Odessa? 08/24/2017Summer in Odessa can tend to bring with it some scorching hot days and the potential for some unsettling cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool through summer without costing you a lot in utility bills. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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, collect the sun’s radiant energy and takes 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 used 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 good choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call and we’ll 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 handle solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re unsure of your answer to any of these questions, Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 added savings. Take a look at this solar calculator to get a good idea of the money you’ll save plus how much better it will be for the planet. What’s even better is that you might 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 purchase 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 raise the value of your home. Surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have shown that home values increase by an average of $20 for every $1 reduction in annual utility bills. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning today at 432-333-2208 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.