You have seen solar panels popping up on your neighbors’ rooftops and heard their comments about how much money they are saving on heating or cooling their homes. Is it time for you to go solar? Here are four advantages for you to consider as you make your decision.
Lower Your Electric Bills
For most homeowners, the electric bill is the highest monthly expense. Installing solar on your home will reduce this bill and may eliminate it. In some states, if your panels produce more power than you use, your electric company will pay you for the extra energy your panels create.
Get Tax Credits
The United States government offers a solar tax credit New Jersey to encourage homeowners to convert to solar energy. Throughout 2021, you will receive a 22% credit for installing solar on your home. This benefit is set to expire in 2021 unless Congress votes to expand or extend it. The more homes and businesses that start getting energy from the sun, the closer America comes to being energy independent and less reliant on pricey foreign energy.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Solar helps you to protect the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. A typical home in the U.S. generates up to four tons of carbon emissions annually. Going solar eliminates these.
Boost Your Property Value
Alternative energy is more widely available in the U.S. now and the benefits of solar energy are making it one of the most popular choices for homeowners. Homes powered by solar now sell more quickly than homes without it do. Buyers are especially drawn to having a fixed energy cost in their budget instead of dealing with monthly fluctuations due to weather conditions.
These four advantages demonstrate why it is worthwhile for you to investigate adding solar panels to your home.