Energy prices are undeniably scary these days. But instead of continuing to get spooked every time you open your utility bill, you could be enjoying a more consistent, reliable, and cost-effective source of energy—solar.
Current Energy Costs
One obvious advantage of going solar is paying less than you currently pay for electricity. To determine if solar energy will be a cost-effective switch for you, you can calculate how much energy your household uses on a monthly basis, and how much your local utility company charges for electricity.
The general rule of thumb is that if you spend $100 or more on electricity each month, solar is a good investment. By going solar, you’ll be replacing energy from your local utility provider with green energy. Plus, you’ll see a reduction in electricity usage and the addition of solar energy credits on your monthly bills.
The type of roof that your home has makes a difference as it impacts the cost of installation. It’s easier and more cost effective to install solar panels on Spanish tile, Mexican tile, or shake roofs than on asphalt shingles since they are more brittle. On the other hand, asphalt rooftops are generally stronger and more durable, so they make a good choice for solar panels, too.
Aside from the type of rooftop that you have, it also matters how old it is. If your roof is near the end of its lifespan, it’s recommended that you replace it. Solar panels have an average life expectancy of 35 to 40 years, so a roof that is at the end of its life won’t hold up to a brand-new solar panel installation.
There are at least 300 sunny days in the Valley of the Sun. Of course, some houses naturally get more of the sun’s rays while other homes have more shade from nearby trees or obstructions. Either way, you’ll gain both energy freedom and a financial investment that increases the market value of your home.
Solar is Cool
So, are you thinking about going solar now? Call Cool Blew Solar today to schedule your free consultation at 623-234-2836. Our professional installation team will be happy to provide the information you need.
Happy Halloween from the home solar experts at Cool Blew Solar!