What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Keokuk? 08/24/2017Summer in Keokuk can tend to bring with it some really hot days and the possibility for some unpleasant 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 all summer without costing you a ton 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 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 routes it to the air conditioner after it’s been converted to electrical current. The solar energy that’s generated 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 is remaining, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company. So, how can you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right choice for you? Consider these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give WM J Kraus & Son a call and we can help you get started with solar power: Do you have an area to place solar panels that gets unobstructed sunlight? Is this area large enough to handle 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, WM J Kraus & Son can help. A lot of people are concerned with the cost 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 more green you will be. What’s even better is that you might receive federal rebates on your investment and you might even be eligible for state incentives. The U.S. government offers a Solar Tax Credit, 25D, for homeowners who buy 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 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 WM J Kraus & Son today at 319-524-3714 to talk about your solar air conditioning choices. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.