Myths and Misconceptions: Home Solar Solutions
Solar panels are one of the most efficient ways of conserving money and the environment. You would think that every home in the nation would be powered by this renewable resource due to the solar industry growing every year. This, however, is not the case due to myths and misconceptions when it comes to home solar solutions. But have no fear! We’re here to clear the air so you can have a better understanding about the sun’s everlasting resource.
Misconception #1: Solar systems are way too expensive
This is the biggest concern customers have, so you’ll be glad to know this is in fact a misconception. While costs may seem expensive, government incentives and/or rebates help make solar systems truly affordable for the average American.
Solar systems definitely increase the value of your property – that is not a myth. What people translate this into is an increase in property taxes as well – this IS a myth. Fortunately for residents of Texas, there is a solar energy tax exclusion! So no matter how much value your panels add to your property, you won’t be taxed for it.
#2: Solar systems increase property taxes
A solar system will save you money from day one as your electric bill will decease significantly. That being said, the day your system is installed, it will also automatically increase the value of your home by thousands of dollars. And – once your system is paid in full you basically have FREE electricity for the rest of your life! Also, electric costs will most likely go up in the future, so the more those prices go up, the more you will save by having a solar system.
#3: It takes forever to see a Return On Investment
Temperature has nothing to do with the amount of energy panels produce. Panels rely on sunlight, so even places with cooler temperatures work efficiently with solar energy. Even on a cloudy day, your panels will still produce energy. Texas receives plenty of sunlight, making our state a great candidate for solar systems, both commercial and residential.
#4: Panels are only efficient in warmer regions
#5: Solar panels require a lot of maintenance
Panels are actually very low when it comes to maintaining them, as they have no moving parts. You don’t even have to lift and move your panels around in order to maintain functionality. Most also outlive their 25 year warranties and are highly reliable.
It’s important to start differentiating facts from falsehoods so making the right decision is clearer. Call us today to start saving tomorrow!
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