GOING GREEN With Solar Power

Renewable energy is important to Romark A/C & Plumbing. Everybody should be constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint all the while doing our best to be good stewards of our environment.

There are many reasons why homeowners go solar, but improving the environment and cutting energy costs are the most common. Many people are aware that solar is a great home efficiency upgrade and are eager to reduce their carbon footprint while also improving property value. After all, being off-the-grid and not having to pay another electric bill should be everybody’s goal.

Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal, this sizable list of solar power benefits will have something for everyone. Here are some of the top reasons why solar energy is good for your home.

#1 Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bill

Whether you’re a homeowner, business, or nonprofit, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenses. With a solar panel system, you’ll generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year lifecycle. Even if you don’t produce 100 percent of the energy you consume, solar will reduce your utility bills and you’ll still save a lot of money.

#2 Be Off-The-Grid

One of the most clear cut benefits of solar panels is protect against rising energy costs by being off-the-grid. In the past ten years, residential electricity prices have gone up by an average of three percent annually. By investing in a solar energy system now, you can either drastically reduce your electric bill or completely eliminate it. You can drastically reduce your electric bill by only powering some appliances with solar power. You can eliminate your electric bill all together by powering your entire home with solar power. The sun is free energy that cannot be regulated. Use it wisely.

#3 Increase your property value

Multiple studies have found that homes equipped with solar energy systems have higher property values and sell more quickly than non-solar homes. Appraisers are increasingly taking solar installations into consideration as they value homes at the time of a sale, and as homebuyers become more educated about solar, demand for properties equipped with solar panel systems will continue to grow.

Just some more tips for staying warm this winter from your friends at Romark A/C & Plumbing. 

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