4 Ways Solar Technology Benefits You and Your Home

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Let’s be honest, here. We know that you’ve already been approached about going green by converting to solar power. It’s an inescapable fact of being a homeowner.

So, what exactly is stopping you? We’re pretty sure we know this one, too: money.

It’s true. Installing solar panels is a sizeable investment.

Or is it? To tell you the truth, it’s probably a lot cheaper than you think.

Rates are competitive and government incentives will rebate a large portion of the installation cost. Plus, the remaining cost will quickly be earned back through energy savings.

And these are only a few of the ways solar technology benefits you and your home. Discover more in the following guide.

  1. Lower Energy Bill

First of all, let’s be clear on something. You won’t automatically see huge savings on your energy bill after installing solar panels.

There are a lot of factors that determine how much energy your solar panels will produce. For instance, it won’t do you much good to put solar panels on your roof if your roof is surrounded by huge trees that block out the sun. Also, some solar panels are more efficient than others in general.

In other words, make sure you do your research before you get them installed. To start you off, here are some great tips to consider for any exterior home improvement project. Ultimately, though, if you have a large enough number of efficient solar panels with decent sunlight access, you’ll definitely save money on electricity.

  1. Government Incentives

If you’re on the fence about installing solar panels, we implore you not to dawdle. You only have until the end of this year to get your solar conversion tax rebate.

If you install now, you get 22% off the cost of your solar panels and their installation. But if you wait until next year, you’ll have to pay full price.

  1. Increased Property Value

You know what’s even better than installing solar panels on your home? Getting a home that already has solar panels installed.

At least, that’s what buyers will think when you put your home on the market. This might even drive the price up enough to recoup what it cost you to install the panels in the first place.

  1. It Prevents Energy Shortages

Besides helping the Earth, it also helps your local power company. Frankly, our power-generating facilities can no longer provide enough energy to go around.

And that’s a problem for everyone, including you. Fortunately, it’s also a problem that solar panels can solve.

When you rely on solar energy, it reduces the strain put on our insufficient power reserves. Thus, it also safeguards your home against brownouts and blackouts.

Experience These Solar Technology Benefits For Yourself

It looks like you’re out of objections. So why wait? Invest in solar conversion to experience these solar technology benefits for yourself.

Now, do you want to learn more about exterior home improvement? Or how about some tips on interior design instead? Either way, check our Home & Decor blog for more great guides like this one.