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How to Tell If Solar Power Is Right for Your Home

By February 14, 2019 March 14th, 2019 Solar Panel Tips

From reducing their carbon footprint to increasing the value of their home, there are many reasons why homeowners may decide to invest in solar panels. However, many are unsure if going solar would make sense for their specific home. Here are a few qualifiers that will help you determine if your home is a good candidate for solar power.

You Want to Lower Your Monthly Energy Bills

If you are consuming a large amount of energy each month, then generating your own clean energy would not only benefit your budget but also your community. That’s because solar panels generate solar energy, which replaces the utility energy used by your home. With solar panels, your home would reduce or eliminate its reliance on the utility grid that you share with your neighbors and significantly lower your monthly electric bill.

You Need a New Roof

Solar panels can last for several decades before years of exposure begin to take its toll. Therefore, if your current roof is already showing its age and will require replacement within the next few years, then it would be best to replace your roof and install solar panels at the same time. While solar panels can be installed on any type of roofing material, they work best when secured to durable roofing materials, such as metal, asphalt shingle, or concrete tile.

You Live in a Sunny Climate

While solar power candidacy often depends on the direction your house is facing and if there are any trees or looming structures surrounding your home, most residences within the Sunshine State make for good candidates. That’s because high-efficiency solar panels are able to convert both direct and indirect sunlight into electricity. So even on a cloudy day, your solar-powered home will generate money-saving energy.

You Want to Increase the Value of Your Home

Investing in solar panels is one of the best home improvements you can make because it is the only improvement that generates a return on your investment. That’s why when it comes time to sell, solar homes don’t last long on the market. Eco-friendly solar technology increases the value of your green home by appealing to environmental and cost-conscious homebuyers.

You Want Solar Power Done Right

To find out if your home is a strong candidate for the eco- and wallet-friendly benefits of solar power, contact the solar experts at Professional Electrical Services for an estimate. At PES, we provide homeowners zero down financing on conventional residential solar panel installations. If you’re tired of wasting your money on traditional energy, give us a call at 386-668-4222.