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Solar Energy: 4 Things to Consider

In a perfect world, everyone would use solar panels in Syracuse, IN. While that might not be a reality, we work hard every day to get closer and closer to that goal. The more homeowners in this area who can take advantage of the sun’s energy, the better. That being said, if you’re one of those homeowners who are on the fence about solar panels, this blog post is for you.

We’ve divided up some of the most important things to consider when it comes to solar panels into four main categories. If you can read through this post, get familiar with the technology, and feel confident afterward, then solar panels could be a great upgrade for your home.

Remember, if you have more questions that need to be answered, or you’re confused about the technology, you can always call our team here for help.

The Best and Worst of Solar Panel Ownership

When deciding to invest in solar panels, you’ve got a lot to think about. There are some pretty serious costs that go into this kind of work, and they don’t necessarily bring in the returns immediately. That being said, they’re far from a bad investment, so let’s get into the reasons why.

  • Initial investment. This is the first and scariest part of solar panel installation that homeowners need to confront. Yes, there is a substantial investment cost that is required for people to set their homes up to take in solar energy. That being said, consider this cost in comparison to what you would be paying for in energy costs years down the line. An extra cost now might mean less money later that would normally come from the energy grid and fossil fuels.
  • Maintenance and repairs. Initial costs aren’t the only thing a homeowner should be worried about. Your solar panels need to be maintained properly, and they also need to be repaired when something goes wrong. This should be factored into your decision-making and your budgeting when investing in a solar panel system.
  • Efficiency and your home performance. If you’re very proactive, it might be a good idea to measure the electrical input of your home and your devices. See how much electricity you need for your home to function on its own. Using this information, not only can you cut costs by implementing home performance improvements like electrical upgrades, but you can also get a good picture of how much you’ll save from a solar panel system.
  • Think long-term. Thinking about energy in the short-term is not conducive when investing in solar panels. If you need a cheap, quick amount of energy, then solar panels might not be for you. But you’ll end up paying more money over ten years than you would with a set of solar panels on your roof. So it’s important to think about the long-term health of your home and budget when looking at upgrading your home to have solar panels.

Collier’s Heating & Air Conditioning can get you set up with a solar panel system. Call us today. Colliers—A company you’ve grown to trust.

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