7 Awesome Benefits of Transitioning
to a Solar Powered Home
Owning a solar powered home may be something you're considering as a cost-cutting measure. If you haven't, then you definitely should. Don't stop there, though.
There are many awesome benefits to a solar transition. In the following article, we're going to shed a little sunlight on each one. Let's begin!
1. Save On Your Bill
The most obvious benefit of the solar-powered tiny home or regular residence is the reduction in utility bills. If you're able to shave just $85 per month off your bill (common), you essentially add another $1,020 to your household income.
2. Get Paid
An often-unspoken benefit of solar-powered homeownership is the fact that you can turn your means of energy into a revenue generator. How you ask, and who is the payor?
Look no further than the utility company that services your region. See, you often create energy surpluses when using a solar generator, and those surpluses go back into the standard power grid. From there, the company calculates what they owe you and cut a check for the amount.
3. Tax Credits and Financing Options
The federal government and companies like Loanpal have driven down the out-of-pocket expenses of installation. While it's still an expensive initial process, being able to get that money back or pay on solar loans at reasonable interest rates will ease the burden.
4. Environmental Stewardship
A solar-powered mobile home or regular residential home means that you are putting less of a strain on the environment. You're doing this by using an energy source that is completely renewable, thus not putting any extra burden on the environment and reducing your overall carbon footprint.
5. Property Value Increases
A totally solar-powered home will be a magnet for buyers who see the value in long-term savings that will come with the system. Furthermore, they'll appreciate not having to pay the upfront costs of installation.
Economic times may not always be certain, but homeownership will always be one of the best ways of building wealth. A solar system will only sweeten the deal for those of like mind.
6. Reduced Maintenance Fees and Effort
Most solar-powered generators for home use are not going to cost a lot of money to upkeep. That's because they are pretty simple machines, and a single panel can last up to 25 years.
Compare that to something like a traditional HVAC system, which runs between $6,000 and $10,000 and only lasts 10-15 years. There are also many components to an HVAC that can break down along the way, costing hundreds of dollars in parts and labor.
7. Energy Independence
Achieving energy independence is great for a couple of reasons. One, you're not beholden to exorbitant fees and taxes that utility companies are only too happy to apply to your bill. Two, you aren't subject to the same fluctuations in power or outages.
Transition to a Solar Powered Home Today
We hope this look at the solar powered home transition has convinced you to go panel shopping. If not, what are you waiting for? There is a world of savings out there just over the horizon!
Best of luck! While you're here, make sure you check out some of our other practical tips and advice on sustainability and healthy living.