The average homeowner in the United States has two options to purchase a solar system. The first option is to purchase it from a solar leasing company like Smart Solar Energy Roseburg Oregon and the other option is to buy the solar system upfront from a company in the market. Homeowners do not automatically own the solar panels when they purchase them from a solar leasing company but it will be much cheaper with zero upfront costs and they will get guarantees and warranties for the workmanship.
On the other hand, homeowners will need a sizable investment to purchase a solar system upfront from the market, on which they might not get any guarantees on the equipment or warranties for the workmanship. Let’s look at the various advantages for homeowners of installing a solar system on their property.
Savings On Electricity Bills
The first advantage of having a solar system installed in your house is making savings on your electricity bills. The exact amount of electric savings you can make depends on whether you buy or lease your system and the amount of energy your solar system can generate. The prices of electricity in your area of residence and how much excess solar energy you can send back to the grid will also play a huge role in determining the exact amount of savings you can make. An added benefit that homeowners purchasing solar panels have is that the prices of solar panels are decreasing as time progresses.
Not Have To Worry About Power Outages
Power outages are more common, especially in colder areas. A power outage in a locality with cold temperatures can have devastating consequences for residents trying to keep warm using their heating systems. With a solar system installed on your property you no longer have to worry about power outages because there will be batteries attached to your solar system that can supply energy during the power outages. This means that you can stay warm at home using the energy from your solar system to power the home heating system even when there is a power outage in the area.
Using Environmentally Friendly Energy
Most of the energy supplied by conventional energy providers is created from burning fossil fuels. Using fossil fuels to create energy produces both water and air pollution which contributes to the global warming of the entire planet. In addition to that, a lot of electricity is wasted by the conventional electricity providers because it travels long distances to reach the consumer’s homes and this means that excessive electricity is required. With a solar system installed on your property electricity does not have to travel long distances and solar energy is an environmentally friendly renewable energy source that does not contribute to global warming.
Enhancing Property Value
This factor is especially important for property owners who want to sell their house at some point in time. It is surprising to note that adding solar panels to your house can increase property value up to 4%. You will be able to sell your house 20% faster after the property becomes energy efficient by deploying a solar system. The actual increase in property value and how much faster you can sell your home depends on the efficiency of the solar system installed on your property.