Why Now is a Great Time to Consider Solar Energy for Your Home

You’ve probably heard the buzz about solar energy. It’s an excellent alternative to many common home energy sources, but there is a lot to think about when it comes to such an investment. Deciding whether or not solar is right for your home can seem like a daunting task for many homeowners. But, the truth is that solar is an excellent option for just about everyone. And now is a great time to consider solar energy for your home.

 

Here’s are just a few of the benefits that using solar energy in your home can provide for you and your family:

Money Savings

A solar array can help you significantly reduce the amount of energy that you use (and pay for) each month. Oftentimes the array will even reverse your meter so that you actually get paid from your electric company! Even though there is an initial investment in a solar array, your energy bill savings will decrease starting immediately after install, allowing you to recoup the costs over time.

Other Financial Incentives

Along with reducing your home energy bills, there are other financial incentives to installing a solar array. For instance, a lot of utility companies offer rebates when you use solar systems, and the government offers tax credits for homes that are solar powered. With all this money savings, your new investment will pay itself off in a few years! Also, if you ever consider selling your home, having an existing solar array can significantly increase your home’s resale value, sometimes up to $20,000.

Environmentally Friendly

Your new solar array provides renewable energy and will not cause any pollution, which is great for the environment and your conscience. Since solar energy is powered by the sun, your energy source reduces the amount of harmful emissions needed to power your home. By choosing solar energy, you will consume approximately half the amount of electricity, meaning less reliance on fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources.

Reliability

Did you know that your new solar array could last approximately 25 years before needing replacement? That’s right. With this longevity you’ll be able to install your array, and sit back and enjoy all the money savings coming your way. Think of how much you can save in energy bills over the next 25 years. You could use that money to take a vacation, improve other areas of your house, or a number of other fun possibilities.

The Bottom Line

Solar is an excellent source of sustainable alternative energy. Even though solar energy may not totally replace your existing energy sources, it will certainly enhance the energy sources you already use and save you a lot of money over the long run.

 

Think Solar is Right for You?

If you have a home in Solano County or nearby counties and think solar would be a smart choice for your home, then give the experts at All Weather Heating, Air & Solar a call! Get a glimpse of some of our expert handiwork here in this gallery of solar panel installation. For more information, have a look at our Solar World brochure and get in touch with any questions you may have about how solar energy can benefit your home. Call today: 707-400-6875.   Oh, and please remember to sign up for our monthly newsletter on the home page.

All You Need to Know About Lowering Your Energy Bills with Solar

Wouldn’t it be nice to lower your home’s energy bills while being more environmentally friendly without having to compromise on energy usage? With a solar array, this is a very real possibility.

You can immediately reduce your energy bills while using renewable energy from the sunlight, not to mention, installing a solar array may add resale value to your home! If you’d like to learn just how a solar array can save you money, read on.

How Solar Saves You Money

To best understand how much money in energy costs solar can save you, you’ll want to calculate what you are currently spending on electricity annually. A typical American family spends approximately $1500 per year on electricity bills. Take into consideration that a solar array will last many many years (with little needed upkeep), and with the costs of electricity increasing each year about 2%, you’ll reap even more energy savings as the years go on. A solar array is an empowering way to take control of your electric bill; your new solar panels will generate electricity for your home, leaving you less vulnerable to the fluctuating costs of energy from utility companies.

Many utility companies also offer incentives and rebates for solar system usage, and both state and federal governments offer tax credits for having a solar array installed on your home.

Solar Also Makes You Money

Purchasing a solar array requires an initial investment, but it will begin to pay itself off immediately. If your utility company utilizes net metering, you will be credited for any excess energy your solar array system creates. Essentially, your electric meter will run backwards and could come in at $0. Some utility companies actually pay homeowners for the excess energy.

California allows homeowners with solar panels to sell excess power to local utility companies through “feed in tariffs,” which can add of hundreds of dollars per year to your income. This program is currently limited and fills up quickly, but with solar power continuing to grow, it is expected that the program will expand.

A solar energy system produces power for approximately 25 years, making it an extremely smart investment for your home and a reliable source of energy for you and your family.

Solar Helps Save the Planet

Installing a new solar energy system is an excellent way to become more environmentally friendly. Because you’re relying on clean energy from sunlight, rather than on non-renewable resources (such as coal) to get your power, you’ll be effectively reducing your output of pollution and carbon emissions. By choosing solar power to fuel your home, you’ll be making an impact on your wallet, and the environment!

If you’d like to learn more about all the benefits of adding a solar array to your home, take a look at our SolarWorld brochure, which will help you better understand why solar is such a smart choice. If you still have questions, we’re happy to answer them! Contact us any time with any solar related questions you may have.