Summer is here and it’s bringing heavy heat waves. And what’s the worst thing that summer brings? That’s right. Electric bills.
You might try to lower your electric bill by doing things like opening windows, keeping the AC set up to 79, or taking cold showers. And while those definitely help to lower the bill, they aren’t favorable and can be, quite frankly, uncomfortable.
The best way to save bundles on your electric bill is by installing solar panels. As a matter of fact, there are quite a few benefits of adding solar power to your home. Keep reading to learn more benefits of harnessing the sun.
Yes. The all-important tax breaks.
Did you know that the IRS will actually pay you to have solar panels?
It’s called the federal solar tax credit, and it allows you to deduct up to 30% of your installation costs.
Savings Start Immediately
From day one, you’ll notice a huge difference in your usage of the power grid, especially in the summertime.
As a matter of fact, you’ll save the most money during the summertime because that is when the sun is closest and we can harness the most power.
You’ll still notice a small electric bill here and there. This is because we run a lot of electronics that take a lot of power, like blenders, TVs, and air-conditioners. On top of that, you won’t be able to harness much power during rainy or snowy days. Even with that being said, your electric bill will still be significantly lower than it has ever been in the past.
They Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
Yes, solar panels can initially be a bit pricey to install. The good news is, installing solar panels is just like doing any other major renovation to your home. The more money you invest into your home now, the more money you’ll get it when it’s time to sell it.
Even if you aren’t thinking about selling your home right now, solar panels, when expertly installed, can actually last for a very long time. Right now you might be comfy and cozy at home, but in 15 years you might change your mind. So it’s always good to be thinking of renovations and investments to increase your homes resale value.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
This earth is the only one we have, so we have to take care of it. People are becoming more aware of how damaging our carbon footprints have been to the earth and its atmosphere.
While some people are riding their bikes to work and ditching the plastic straws, you can make a vital difference by simply switching from big-name power companies to solar power.
The EIA rates electric utility companies as the topmost hazardous power plant with the most toxic air pollutants.
By switching to solar power you’ll be reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to shrink the demand for fossil fuels.
Ready to Start Installing Solar Panels?
The benefits of installing solar panels start to speak for themselves after day one.
Ready to start reaping the benefits of the sun? Contact us today for a free quote.