In the heat of summer, the sun can feel like your enemy. Instead, maybe it’s time to invest in solar panels and turn the sun into your friend? When you start getting much of your electricity from the sun, you can feel a bit better about cranking up the AC on the hottest days of the year.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of solar panels so you can decide if now is the time to upgrade to the advantages of solar power.
Lower Electric Bills
The biggest reason most people choose solar panels is to lower their electric bills. Depending on how much electricity your home uses, how many solar panels you get, and how much sun your roof gets, you could significantly reduce – or perhaps even eliminate – your monthly electric bill.
Better for the Environment
The other most popular reason to invest in solar panels is because they are better for the environment than other methods of producing electricity. Coal, nuclear power, hydropower, and even windmills can harm the environment in different ways, leaving solar power one of the most eco-friendly power sources available.
Solar panels are reliable enough to power satellites that can’t exactly get regular maintenance, so you can feel comfortable that you likely won’t need to throw a ton of money at your solar panels to keep them functioning.
Improved Home Value
As more people start becoming concerned about the environment – or skyrocketing electric bills – homes with solar panels will be increasingly in demand and will fetch a higher price when it’s time to sell than homes without solar panels.
Solar Panel Downsides
For most people, the benefits of solar panels outweigh the downsides. However, it’s important to be aware of these potential cons before you invest in solar panels:
- High cost to get started. While tax credits and lower electric bills will pay for the solar panels over time, they can require a significant upfront investment.
- Location dependent. If you live in a part of the country that gets a lot of clouds or rain, or if you have a bunch of shade trees hanging over your house, you may not see enough energy savings to make solar panels worth the cost.
- Large roof size requirement. The more solar panels you have, the more energy savings you’ll see. One or two small panels may not be worth the investment.
Learn More Today
If you’re excited to learn more about the solar PV kits offered by The LeverEdge, contact us today by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100. One of our experts will help you put together the perfect package for your home, so you can finally start taking advantage of the sun’s power.
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