Do you dread your winter utility bill? You don’t have to live in a state that’s warm all year to take advantage of solar panels. In fact, some of the states that get the most sun include Colorado, Utah, and Kansas! Even if you have a gas furnace, solar panels can still significantly reduce your electric bill so the gas bill hurts your wallet a little less.
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of solar panels and whether they’re the right investment for your home.
Advantages of Solar Panels
Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels have a wide variety of benefits.
Lower Electric Bills
While the exact amount of money you can save on your electricity depends on many factors – like the size and exposure of your roof, how much electricity you use, and how high your utility rates are – solar panels can significantly reduce or even eliminate your electric bill each month.
Solar energy is much better for the environment than most – if not all – other forms of energy.
Increased Home Value
Solar energy will continue increasing in popularity, so having solar panels on your roof could increase your home’s value and make it more attractive to potential buyers when you’re ready to sell.
Solar panels generally don’t need much maintenance. In fact, they can power satellites in orbit for years without problems.
Potential Downsides to Solar Panels
While solar panels are generally a great investment, they aren’t right for everybody. Be sure to consider these factors when deciding if solar panels would be good for your house:
- You need a lot of roof space. You won’t see as much value if you can only fit one or two panels on your roof.
- Your roof needs to get enough sun. If you have a lot of shade trees around your home or live in an area of the country that is frequently cloudy or rainy, your solar panels may not get enough sun to be worth the investment.
- High cost to get started. While there are tax credits and other incentives to purchase solar panels, it can take 6-8 years for your solar panels to save enough money on your utility bills to pay for themselves.
Learn More Today
If you think a solar PV kit from The LeverEdge might be a good fit for your home, or if you have more questions, you can contact us and talk to one of our experts by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100.
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