Like many Americans today, you’re so busy juggling your career, family, and social life, you often drop the ball in other areas of your life. Remember those kitchen counters you wanted to upgrade when you moved in? You just don’t have time for it all. Your home is a large financial investment, and it’s important to save money and time when you can. Learn how you can save money when you go solar.
Benefits of installing solar panels
Installing solar panels on your home may sound like an intimidating task, but investing only a day or two of your time will save you thousands of dollars in the coming years.
Solar panels save you money
Electricity prices in Massachusetts are going through the roof, so you’re doing everything you can to make your home more energy-efficient. Whether it’s adjusting the way you do laundry to replacing all of your light bulbs with CFLs or LEDs, you’ll do anything to save a buck. By going solar, you’ll not only get a cheaper per kilowatt rate and tax rebates, but you will also get money back from energy companies in the form of SRECs.
Solar panels increase the value of your home
Let’s be real. You don’t have time to watch “Home Improvement” on Netflix – never mind do any of your own. You’ve been meaning to paint that accent wall for how long? One of the easiest and most affordable improvements you can make to increase the value of your home is installing solar panels. Homebuyers view solar panels as an asset and are often willing to pay a $15,000 premium for a home that has them.
Solar panels decrease your environmental impact
Although solar panels are increasingly popular because of their money-saving abilities, solar panels are healthier for the environment than traditional sources of energy. For example, using solar panels for 20 years offsets the carbon dioxide emissions from driving a car 100,000 miles.
You set it and forget it
Solar panels have virtually zero maintenance. The most you’d have to do is hose them off a few times a year to remove any debris. Worried about solar panels in the winter? Don’t worry. You don’t have to climb onto your roof to scrape off the snow; if the heat of the panels doesn’t melt the snow on its own, a simple roof rake will do the job.
Why you should get a solar assessment
We bet at least one time in your high school or college career you attended an event strictly because there was a free t-shirt or free food. Why wouldn’t the same principle apply to getting a free solar assessment? Although our energy advisors don’t carry snacks (we’re working on this), they can put to rest any questions you have about going solar.
Pick your advisor’s brain about whether buying vs. leasing will work better for your personal situation and learn whether your home is right for solar. Some solar companies slap on a solar panel system onto your roof and call it a day. We, on the other hand, want to make sure that this is a smart financial investment for your family. Our energy advisors will work with you to sort out financing plans, help you apply for solar rebate programs, and find the maximum savings for you.
Solar assessments are pretty painless. You’ll schedule an appointment, and a technician will come to your home to determine if your home is a good candidate for solar. They’ll take into consideration:
- the size and angle of your roof
- how much energy your home consumes and
- solar orientation.
Then our solar team will create a customized solar solution for your home. There are no strings attached, and you don’t have to make a purchase after your assessment.
Can you dedicate an afternoon to saving thousands of dollars on your energy bills? Schedule your free solar consultation today!