What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Thousand Oaks? 08/24/2017Summer in Thousand Oaks can tend to bring with it some very hot days and the possibility for some unpleasant 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 throughout summer without costing you a ton in utility bills. In fact, it could save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a matter of a few years. After that, all that savings goes straight into your wallet. So, what is solar-ready air conditioning? A solar-ready air conditioner is very similar to a traditional air conditioner that utilizes 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 produced is first used to heat and cool your home. Energy that’s collected but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of 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 good option for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Air Max HVAC Inc a call today to 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, Air Max HVAC Inc 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. View 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 may 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 generate 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 costs. As you can see, there are a lot of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Air Max HVAC Inc today at 805-217-8662 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.