What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in East Hanover? 08/24/2017Summer in East Hanover tends to bring with it some really hot days and the potential for some unkind cooling bills. What if we told you there’s a way to dodge that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool throughout summer without costing you a lot in utility bills. In fact, it can save so much that it’ll pay for itself in a short 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 essentially 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 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 gathered 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 can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is a good choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Effective Service Group, LLC a call and we can help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to install solar panels that has unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to house solar panels? Are there any local laws that would keep you from benefitting from solar panels? If you’re uncertain of your answer to any of these questions, Effective Service Group, LLC can help. A lot of people are concerned with the expense involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your reduced utility costs will pay you back, plus years of extra 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 might 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 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 may also raise 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 quite a number of reasons to love solar-ready air conditioning. Call Effective Service Group, LLC today at 973-884-0065 to talk about your solar air conditioning possibilities. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.