Do you want to save money on electric bills, and reduce your dependence on fossil fuels like oil and gas? With global warming continuing to be a crisis, it’s up to everyone to help combat the carbon footprints of urban living.

Solar panel installation is a terrific investment for your home. Solar panels can be placed on almost any roof or structure and have the power to harness the natural energy from the sun to convert it to electricity.  You can also learn how to recycle a solar panel for the future when you may need to replace a unit or renovate your solar-powered setup.

Good For You And The Environment

If it seems like a big investment, consider the long-term benefits of solar panels. Homes with solar-panel roofing have an increased market value, according to experts. You can also save thousands of dollars on electricity costs — and some states even have programs that will pay you for installing solar panels on your home. Tax credits might be available in your state as well — check with your local government website or search for whether your state offers SREC rebates.

You can also reduce pollution and emissions caused by power sources that rely on oil, gas, or coal. Solar power is clean, efficient, and best of all, free. Natural light from the sun might require you to wear sunscreen when outside, but those UV rays are sustainable and can produce all the power you need for your home.

Lowering your carbon footprint is important to help the overall health and sustainability of the planet. Even if it feels like your individual contribution isn’t offsetting much in comparison with massive corporations or oil and gas companies, every little bit does help in the end.

Be Prepared For Power Outages

With the massive strain on power grids throughout the country, you may live in an area that has seen brownouts or blackouts. Perhaps there are mandates in place that dictate peak energy consumption times and you get charged extra for your electric use in these periods.

When you transition to solar energy, you are essentially “off-grid” and can rely on your own solar-powered reserves in the event of power grid failures. In summer when temperatures can rise to dangerous levels, you don’t want to be without air conditioning and cold water. Having solar panels to collect energy from the sun and convert it into electricity means you have a safety net if your local power grid fails.

What About Winter Months?

If you live in an area that regularly gets snowfalls, you may be concerned about the potential damage to your solar panels from snow and ice. The good news is snow is actually beneficial: It helps clean the panels as it melts. With the frames properly installed, your panels can easily bear the weight of snow; with lighter dustings of snow, sunlight can still reach the panels. Your battery storage, part of a good system, will help provide your home with power even in the winter months.

Solar panels are an excellent investment for your home, and they benefit your family and the planet — you reduce your energy bill without sacrificing any of the comforts of home.

Steve

Steve

I'm Steve Prescot, an Interior Designer living in Kansas. I am a fan of DIY, home design, gardening and anything related to home interiors and exteriors. I'm also interested in crafts and Home Improvement projects. I have been in the home design industry for more than 17 years. I love decorating and transforming spaces so that people living in them are happy and pleased with their space. Have a look around and I hope you'll like the content and ideas in this website!!

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