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Why should I go Solar? And 7 Beneficial Reasons to Switch to Solar

A frequently asked question regarding solar is, “Why should I go Solar?” and for good reasons. In this article, we will dive into 7 reasons that will help you better understand why solar energy is becoming an increasingly popular option for energy.

1. Electricity bills are only going to increase from this point on

With surging gas prices across the United States, will also affect electricity cost because the majority of electricity produced in the United States is from natural gas. Many electrical companies have already announced the increase in prices with some stating there will be a 20% – 25% monthly cost increase. Some companies, like Florida Power & Light and Xcel, have proposed increased electricity bills for the next 3 to 4 years, in order to allow homeowners to save on their electricity bills after that timeframe. 

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As if paying for high gas prices wasn’t enough, now electrical costs are going up too.

2. The cost of Solar Panel Systems is cheaper than paying for electricity bills

So ‘how will switching to go solar save money compared to paying more for my electricity bill?’, you might be asking. A benefit to switching to solar is these increased electricity bills won’t have much effect because you will be generating electricity through the sun. Even if solar panels couldn’t cover all your energy usage, the monthly bill would be much lower than it was before.

3. Solar panels provide a fantastic return on investment

Another benefit is the cost of solar panels will always be cheaper than what you pay for per kilowatt for your current electricity. Not to mention there are also solar incentives and loans that can help you save even more on solar panel installations, like the federal solar tax credit that provides a 26% tax credit as of 2021. Once the solar panel installation cost has been paid off, then you will definitely see a payoff from your investment. On average homeowners who switch to solar panels will see a payoff between 6 to 10 years. When the average homeownership in the United States is around 13 years, it would be a great option to go solar, while maintaining homeownership.

4. Solar panels can increase your property value

Another benefit is solar panels can increase the value of your home. A study has found that homes with solar panels sell around 20% more money than homes with no solar panels. Not to mention, solar panels help benefit the environment, since it produces no form of pollution like natural gas and coal does. So if you are a business, by switching to go solar will in turn help promote an enviromental friendly image that can help boost your company.

5. Solar energy helps the environment

Did you know a third of greenhouse gases produced in the United States are from electricity production alone? In efforts to reduce carbon footprints, switching to go solar is one way to help in the form of solar panels. EnergySage states, “A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year – the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually” After all, solar panels themselves don’t produce any greenhouse gases, hence providing an eco-friendly method to energy.

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Produce more air pollution for electricity or go solar?

6. Solar energy is going to be more accessible more than ever

The US government has also been making efforts to promote more solar energy with a push for a decarbonization energy grid and an expected decrease in price for solar panel systems. Therefore, the more we can rely on solar energy, then the less we can rely on natural gas for electricity and more for cars, which in turn could decrease gas prices. 

7.  Solar Warranties to help you feel more comfortable to go solar

Many solar companies offer warranties and guarantees, in case any issues may occur during the installation process, any damage to your property by the solar panels, and the performance of the solar panel system. Here at Sunny Day Solar, we make sure to offer 25-year warranties and guarantees across the board. While other companies may offer 10 to 15-year warranties. Not to mention, there are solar panel monitoring services included with solar panels to help you maintain your solar panel system with little maintenance.

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Find out if you are the perfect fit for solar energy by figuring out your solar savings potential and using a solar calculator.

Thank you for taking the time to read our article. Contact us, if you are interested in learning more about going solar.

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