Solar Panels: Why They’re Worth It
In the past few years, the home installation of solar panels has increased drastically in the United States. People have begun to recognize the benefits of using solar energy and have sought out ways to reap these benefits in their own homes. Home solar panels and the systems that run them can be bought by consumers or can be rented by consumers from a solar energy company. If being purchased and installed permanently, call either an electrician or a solar energy professional to install your system so that is it installed properly and will work properly throughout its lifetime. Either way you do it, there is going to be a cost associated with the system, installation or rent and the upkeep of the system so that it continues to work properly.
So, why are people installing solar panels on their roofs?
Here are some of the benefits that come along with installing solar panels:
- Saving money
By installing solar panels on your roof at home, you can save up to $100 a month. Depending on the size of the system and the amount of energy it generates, you could be saving up to 50% on your current electric bill. This is money saved that can be well spent on things other than your electric bill. The average American home uses about 920 kWh (kilowatt hours) per month but with a solar system almost 840 kWh can be accounted for using solar energy.
- Increase home value
If you purchase and permanently install solar panels on your homes roof, you can greatly increase the value of your home when you are looking to put it on the market. To potential home buyers, this is a great selling feature and is something that could be an incentive for someone to buy your home. Buyers will know that the solar panels will help to decrease their electric bill and this is a benefit when selling and is very attractive to homebuyers in today’s market.
- Great investment
Solar panels will provide you with both immediate and long terms savings on electric. The first day that a solar panel system is installed, it immediately begins saving you money on your electric bill. Depending on what state you live in and how much you paid for your system, your system can pay for itself in about 10 years and from that point on you continue to save money. With an average solar panel system lifespan of about 40 years, you’ll be seeing returns on this investment for a long time.
- Save energy
One of the most important benefits of the use of solar panels and solar energy is the benefit it has on our environment. Using solar energy greatly decreases our carbon footprint since the systems are clean, renewable and sustainable. This is great step to help our environment and stop harming it by using less carbon dioxide to generate power and electricity.