With the cost of electricity from traditional sources increasing, more and more people are going solar. If you’ve been looking for ways to save money on your energy bills, you probably know all about solar energy, but can it really provide me with all the benefits everyone says it can? There are plenty of advantages to going solar. Having a solar power system installed on your home allows you to generate free, renewable energy that’s harnessed from the sun. It can also reduce or potentially eliminate your energy bills, increase the value of your home, and help the environment. You’ll start saving money from day one, and can even earn tax credits and rebates. But if you really want to know just how much of a cost benefit solar is to you, you’ll need to look at a few key factors. Before investing in a solar energy system for your home, consider doing the following:
- Take a look at your electric bill — Solar panels generate their own power and can offset your electricity costs. Review your utility bills from the last few months. If you notice your energy costs are increasing, it’s likely that you’ll benefit from switching.
- Evaluate your sun exposure — The more sun exposure you have, the more energy you’ll produce and the greater potential you’ll have to save big by going solar. California has more sunlight hours per day than most states. You’ll also need to consider your home’s orientation to the sun, the amount of shade, and your roof type, as these can also affect how much energy is generated.
- Find a reputable contractor — If you want your solar energy system to work efficiently, then it’s important that it’s installed properly. Once you’ve made the decision to go solar, you’ll need to find an experienced, reputable contractor to install a system for you.
Reduce or Eliminate Your Energy Bill with Byers Solar
At Byers Solar, our team of solar energy experts includes North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and licensed C46 (solar) contractors with more than 70 combined years of experience. We are proud to offer and install the world’s most efficient solar panels manufactured by SunPower®. As an Elite Dealer for SunPower, we’re the only company in the area that can offer these products to our clients.
For more information about the SunPower solar panels we offer and install, contact Byers Solar today. When you do, a representative will be happy to schedule a consultation at your home to determine whether solar is right for you.