There are so many reasons to install solar panels for your home. Most important is the savings, but there’s also increased home value, a positive environmental impact, and energy independence. If you’ve ever wondered about home solar at all, you owe it to yourself to learn why so many people are making the switch.
Return on Investment
Here’s a radical new thought: the money that you spend on your electric bill is almost entirely wasted. People set their bill to auto draft and forget about it, but why? When you install solar panels, you produce the energy yourself and the money you spend goes towards paying off an asset that you own (your solar installation) and that asset dramatically increases the value of your home. It’s like a home remodel that pays for itself. Stop renting your power and own it yourself!
Predictable Energy Costs
It’s a proven fact that electricity costs have been on the rise for years. Chances are our costs will continue to rise. When you install solar on your home, you don’t have to worry about what the electricity market is doing. Your costs are fixed. Your neighbor’s rate may double over the next 20 years, but yours won’t change a penny.
Positive Impact on the Environment
Solar panels are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Residential buildings using conventional on-grid electricity are responsible for 38% of carbon emissions in the United States. The typical home solar installation is a great way to reduce your carbon emissions by about 4 tons per year – the equivalent of you planting 100 trees annually.
Limited Time Incentives
Right now is prime time for home solar incentives. There are federal tax incentives, property tax incentives from the state, federal grants, and possibly even rebates from your utility company. Some of our customers have had nearly 50% of their system covered from various incentives. As solar installations begin to be adopted by the majority of people, these incentives will start to go away. Even now, utility rebates are shrinking and the federal tax credit is scheduled to step down annually. Don’t miss out on these benefits. Solar panels are a great investment, but the incentives make it an absolute no-brainer.