03 Nov Three Things To Know Before Installing Solar Panels
Installing solar panels is one of the wisest investments you’ll make as a property owner. Regardless, it’s still important to do your research before you install solar panels. You’ll need to figure out things like how panels work, your budget, and who will install them.
1. How Solar Panels Work
To fully understand the value of your solar decision, it’s a good idea to research how solar panels work and why they’re a good choice. After the panels are installed, they convert photon energy to direct current energy, which is converted to alternating current power and used to power your entire home. Solar panels are also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, as you’ll reduce your home’s carbon dioxide emissions.
2. How Much You’ll Spend
How much will you need to set aside for your solar project? The national average for solar panel installation is $21,437, but that’ll vary depending on your location and the types of panels installed. It’s often much cheaper. You’ll also be eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit that’s in place until 2021.
Additionally, you’ll be saving on your electric bill. Instead of paying Florida Power & Light or another utility company hundreds of dollars a month, you’ll reap the benefits of solar. One estimate says a Florida resident could save more than $16,000 in electric bill costs over a 20-year period.
3. Who You’ll Pick To Install Them
The most important decision you’ll make during the solar installation process is who pick for your contract. Look for a company that’s affordable and won’t take advantage of you. Ask about their certifications and products––are they staying on top of new trends? Additionally, look for a company that has great reviews and is well-established in your community.
Once you’ve completed these three steps, you’re ready to take the solar plunge, and it’s time to give Bison Roofing & Solar a call. Reach out to us at 844-4FL-SOLAR to find out more, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.