5 Big Advantages of Solar Power For Homeowners
January 23, 2019 Written by DigitalRealtyX
Utility bills are expensive, and often there is little we can do about it. Of course you can take shorter showers, unsubscribe to premium cable networks and slow down the speed of your Internet, but there is one utility cost that you can cut dramatically without sacrificing a thing….the electric bill. By simply installing solar panels to your home or property, you can reduce or eliminate your electric bill and power your home by the sun.
There are some big advantages to switching to solar both now and if you decide to sell your home.
- Lower or no electric bill
This first thing you’ll notice once you install solar panels is the cost of your electric bill will drop dramatically. Once you pay for the cost of the panels themselves, you may experience no cost whatsoever. Some electric companies allow you to even sell your excess solar power back to the grid, creating positive cash flow. Solar energy can provide power for all household needs: Air-conditioning, pool filter/heater, appliances and all electricity.
- Increase home value
More and more buyers are looking for homes built with eco-friendly features. Everything from energy efficient windows and appliances to natural sustainable elements of design are bringing high priced offers compared to traditional homes. Nothing is more eco-friendly than offering the buyer solar energy and homes equipped with solar panels are in high demand, with sales prices to match.
- Tax credits and rebates
Federal, state and local governments as well as utility companies offer credits, rebates and other incentives to help offset the initial cost of installing solar panels. Most solar companies are well versed in the available financial help, and can help their customers understand their options, making solar affordable for the homeowner.
- Low maintenance costs
Solar systems are built to stand up to normal weather and seasonal conditions. A high quality system needs little to no maintenance.
Solar panels product clean, renewable energy from a clean source, the sun. It’s good for the environment and provides an easy, cheaper, simpler energy source for your family. Solar energy is good for the planet and good for your wallet! Homeowners and sellers can reap big financial benefits while using a clean, sustainable energy source. It’s the feel-good way to keep your home cool and increase your home value in the process.