Considering the Switch?
Thousands of people are now switching to solar energy because of the many benefits it provides. Homeowners and businesses are taking advantage of what solar has to offer. When making the decision it’s always nice to see things in black and white. Below are many reasons why solar may be a smart move for you.
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
27% of America’s carbon emissions are attributed to the electric sector. When you install solar you are using clean and renewable energy and reducing your own carbon footprint. An average residential solar panel system can eliminate 3-4 tons of carbon emissions which is equivalent to planting over 100 trees annually. Solar energy contributes to a sustainable future.
Put an End to the Rising Cost
The cost of energy has gone up over 37% in Colorado over the last year. The trends only show that it will continue to rise. By switching to solar you can lock in your monthly utility cost and own your power. No longer will you be beholden to the utility company and their policies. Solar allows you to take control of your power.
Increase the Value of Your Home
While usually homeowners don’t add solar for the sole purpose of increasing their home’s value it is an added benefit. Based on a Zillow analysis homes with solar panels will sell for an average of 4.1% more. The system pays for a good portion of itself by immediate increased equity in the home.
Go Off Grid
Homeowners now have the option to be off grid. In the last years we have seen many disasters knock out power for weeks at a time in some areas. This led to thousands of people inconvenienced, homes damages, food wasted, and lives put in danger. Installing solar panels and a battery gives you the ability to power your home while the main power grid.
Interested in Solar?
Solar doesn’t work for everyone, but at Peak to Peak Solar we believe it’s our responsibility to educate you on solar energy so you can make an informed decision if solar is right for you. Schedule a free consultation with one of our solar specialists.