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Is Going Solar Worth the Hype?

female-construction-worker-standing-by-rows-of-solar-panelsBefore we answer that … were you aware that your HVAC system use accounts for half of all your energy usage? That’s why your electricity and gas bills are so much higher in the middle of summer—or winter for that matter. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be this way. There’s not a lot we can do to change the weather or how often you need these systems, but there is absolutely something we can do to help you drastically cut these costs—install solar panels.

If you haven’t guessed yet, our answer to the question of whether going solar is worth the hype is a resounding yes!

While installing solar panels has a relatively high price tag initially, it saves you money in the long run. If you’re wondering if installing solar will help you save money, we’re here to tell you it will. Here are a few of the top cost benefits of going solar:

The Cost of Using Solar Keeps Going Down

Solar used to be seen as an unnecessarily expensive addition to a home, costing more to run than they were worth. However, the technology has continued to advance, to the point that the cost of solar panels has actually decreased.

This decline in cost has been going down over the last decade, and the soft costs associated with solar panel installations have gone down as well.

Solar Pays for Itself

When you purchase a solar energy system for the first time, your fear may be the costs for permits and installation. This is understandable. However, the system will pay for itself much faster than you think.

Not only will you reduce your electric bills since you’re barely using the electrical grid anymore, but you’re also benefiting from a renewable energy source that doesn’t need to be paid for (like oil).

Going Solar Brings Down Your Utility Bills

When you choose solar energy, your use of electrical energy will go down, since you simply won’t be pulling energy from the electrical grid as much, if at all. As an additional bonus, this means you won’t have to worry about pricing hikes attached to “Time-of-Use” electric rates.

Lastly, you may be able to get compensation in the form of rebates from your electric company when you install solar energy for your house.

How to Go Solar

If you’re interested in going solar, we’re here to help! We can install and maintain solar panels for your home. Our professionally trained techs can do the job quickly and efficiently, and make sure you’re well equipped.

Going solar isn’t complicated. You’re still able to use your electrical appliances and equipment as you always have. The difference comes from where these appliances will be pulling their power from—the free energy of the sun rather than the expensive electrical grid. If you’re interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Contact Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. for solar panels in Sacramento, CA. The Guys in the Big Red Trucks!

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