Homeowners who install solar powered systems gain a multitude of benefits: lower electronic bills, lower carbon footprints, and potentially higher home values. Despite these benefits come with notable installation and maintenance costs, and the significance of benefits defer from one house to another. Solar panels are an amazing way to not only offset energy costs but also reduce the environmental impact of your home. Many people are hesitant to switch to solar panels because some basic fears have been blown out of proportion in an attempt to advise against the installation of home solar panels. We at Rikur Energy want to help you make the right decision for you and your home. Continue reading to find out why solar panels are so beneficial for houses.
What Are the Benefits of Using Solar Energy Good For Home?
Is Home Solar Power Toxic?
No, the way a solar panel works is completely safe and will not create any toxic and risky fumes, gasses or waste. The only by-product of a home solar energy system is inexpensive, clean electricity.
Here is how to be as safe as possible:
- Only use professional licensed solar installation companies like Rikur Energy
- Have your roof structure completely inspected to confirm insure structure support for home solar panels
- Never attempt to install the panels by yourself
- Do not attempt to repair them on your own
- Have regular inspections of your system by a qualified solar installer
1. Reduces Energy Bills
This so is fantastic! Here in Vancouver the average amount of sunlight a year is 1,940 hours, which is a good amount of sunlight to powerhouses. A family of three kids and two adults have more than enough electricity to power their home at net-zero energy consumption. The more energy consumed the cheaper your energy bill will be. Even though sunny days produce more solar energy, solar panels will continue to draw in energy on those cloudy Vancouver days. Indirect or diffused sunlight is still absorbed and will power your home. Cloudy days produce roughly 10 to 20 percent of the power generated on sunny days.
2. Earn Tax Credits and Rebates
Your solar panels could actually pay you, who wouldn’t want that? In the beginning, 30 percent of total system costs from equipment and installation as a federal income tax credit when you file your taxes. This means you could save $7,500 on a solar system worth $25,000. Now that is a wicked deal!
3. It’s Environmentally Friendly
We are all aware of how our planet is not in the best condition and if we make no changes, the earth will continue to deteriorate. Luckily, solar energy is completely environmentally friendly. Solar power systems produce clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing solar panels on your house will help battle gas emissions and reduces the need for fossil fuel. Fossil fuel is a limited source of energy, solar is an unlimited energy source allowing it to be much more Eco-friendly. Fossil fuel energy is putting a massive strain on the planet’s natural resources causing ripple effects including pollution and health concerns for everyone. On the other hand, solar panels derive pure and clean energy from the sun. If everyone becomes devoted to renewable energy, the earth’s future will look safer, cleaner and greener.
Once the solar panels have been installed they do not require a lot of maintenance. The only maintenance needed is regular cleanings to make sure there is no dirt or leaves obstructing the sun rays. Most of the modern panels are meant to last an average of 25-30 years, due to the fact that they don’t contain any moving parts. Therefore, the glass and frame that is protecting the solar panels are extremely durable. They are designed to withstand heavy winds, snow and hail.
5. Warranty is Available
Solar panels come with a variety of warranty options that will supply you with an idea of how long your panel’s lifespan should be. The specific manufactures will offer you, both a performance warranty to assure that your panels will be producing the best amount of electricity and an equipment warranty, that will protect against any possible manufacturing faults. Both warranties last around 25 years.
In conclusion, solar panels are not only going to save you money in the long run but also help save our planet, one house at a time. The different warrant options and easy maintenance make it 100 percent worth it. There are so many benefits to switching to renewable energy. I hope we helped clear the misconceptions about the safety of solar panels. They are completely safe. The electricity being produced by your home panels is no different from the electricity you get from your utility company. If you need to install solar energy panels for your home in Vancouver, please contact us!
Brad is proud to be of First Nation’s descent with ancestry traced back to the Manitoba Red River Band. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Brad offers an extensive background of project procurement in industries from agriculture, electrical distribution to commercial construction. Brad is a NABCEP certified professional with a thirst for ongoing education in the renewable field.