3 Questions To Ask Before Going Solar In The New Year
The holidays are almost over and 2016 is upon us! This year, make a resolution to save money on electricity costs while reducing your carbon footprint. How? By investing solar panels for your home or business! It’s actually easier than you’d think.
But, before going solar, it’s important to consider a few questions: How much will it cost? How many panels will be needed? When will you begin seeing a difference?
Are solar panels expensive?
Recently, the cost of solar panels has drastically decreased. The exact cost of installing panels will depend on the size of your home or business and the percentage of energy costs you wish to cover by using solar energy. Don’t forget: there are numerous federal tax credits that will save you hundreds on installing a new solar system.
How do I start the solar process?
If you’re interested in transitioning to solar power, contact us! Most licensed electrical contractors can install solar panels on your roof, in addition to integrating the requirement equipment to your home’s electrical system. During the consultation, your contractor can help you determine how much you can save on your electric bill and how soon you will start seeing savings.
Can storms or hurricanes damage solar panels?
Living in Florida, it’s important to keep the possibility of a hurricane in the back of your mind – especially when installing something new to the exterior of your home. Just like anything else located on the exterior of your home, solar panels can become damaged during hurricane season or if a bad storm hits. Most homeowners insurance policies will cover additions such as solar panels. Before considering the investment in solar power, check with your insurance company to see what is covered.
Questions? Feel free to ask.