What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Chadron? 08/24/2017Summer in Chadron inevitably brings with it some scorching 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 lot in utility bills. In fact, it may save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a 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 utilizes 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 created is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s gathered 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 great choice for you? Think through these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give MPC Heating & Cooling a call today to get started with solar power: Do you have an area to place solar panels that receives 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, MPC Heating & Cooling can help. A lot of 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 added savings. Check out 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 can receive federal rebates on your investment and you might 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 can also boost 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 expenses. As you can see, there are a variety of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call MPC Heating & Cooling today at 308-432-5301 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.