Adding solar panels to your home is not just an environmentally friendly choice, it can also help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Since you won’t be dependent on traditional electricity from the power company to light up your home and keep your appliances running, you can slash your energy bills significantly – even as much as 90%!
Harnessing the sun’s solar energy to power your home is a popular choice among homeowners for the money savings, but you won’t be entirely independent of the power company. You may still need to use traditional electricity at nighttime or on cloudy days. However, through a process called net metering, you may be able to use the solar energy gathered during the day to power your home at night.
Using Net Metering
A typical household uses less energy during the day than at night as the kids are at school and the adults are at work. However, this is when the sun is shining its brightest and your solar panels are collecting the most energy. When your solar panels collect excess energy, it is sent into the electric grid for homes around you to use. You’ll receive a credit from your power company for this extra energy, billed only for the “net” usage, which is the difference between how much energy your solar panels produced and how much energy your home needed during a monthly period.
Take the Solar Plunge
If you’re ready to make the switch to solar, Byers is standing by to make it happen. We serve homeowners in Northern California and our solar specialists will be glad to talk to you about the benefits of our solar panels. We are proud to install SunPower® solar panels, a premium option that offers the highest wattage on the market.
Schedule a complimentary consultation with Byers today to discuss adding solar panels to your home.