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Improve Your Home With Solar Power

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by in Solar

The use of solar power has become increasingly popular. This is the day and age where using less is more. There are many advantages to using solar power in your home. Solar installations can provide a lower monthly utility bill, increase the value of your home, and give you more control over your future.

One of the biggest draws to solar installations is the money you can save on your electric bill each month. The cost of electricity continues to rise two to three percent annually. Solar panels have been known to save individuals up to 70 percent, depending on the type of solar power installed. A common concern is the question of how long it will take to pay a regular solar installation back. The estimated time will vary, but in most installations the system will pay itself back in about five to ten years.

Any sort of renovation in a home tends to be considered an improvement, and that doesn’t exclude solar power. Providing your home with the option of solar energy can increase the value if you decide to put it on the market. Some say that installing a solar system boosts the value of your home beyond the actual cost of the system, especially if you receive any incentives from federal or your state. Houses adorned with installed solar panels have the ability to sell twice as quickly as homes without the solar power, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Another incentive to have solar panels installed is they give you the freedom from electricity rates and allows more control over your household expenditures. Solar installations in a home reduce the dependence on your local utility company. It can also provide peace of mind that you are doing your part to lessen your dependence on oversea oils and assists with the process of improving our environment.

While solar installations seem like a heavy expense, they definitely pay themselves back and are a worth looking into. This is a great way to decrease the carbon footprint you leave behind.

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