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What Options Do You Have for Solar Air Conditioning in Ontario?

Summer in Ontario 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 get around that costly energy spike in the summer? A solar air conditioner can keep you cool through summer without costing you a fortune in utility costs. In fact, it may 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 essentially 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 sends 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 captured but not needed by your air conditioner can be taken advantage of to power electronics and small appliances, and if energy is still left over, it can potentially be sold back to your utility company.

So, how might you know if solar-ready air conditioning is the right option for you? Ponder these questions and, if your answers are mostly “yes,” give Stan's Heating, Inc 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 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, Stan's Heating, Inc can help.

A lot of people are concerned with the cost involved with solar-ready air conditioning. Over time, your lower utility bills 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 better it will be for the planet. 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 provides 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 could also boost 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 Stan's Heating, Inc today at 541-889-3987 to talk about your solar air conditioning options. Or, simply request an appointment with us online.