According to the market research firm IRI, the average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving feast will cost 14% more than last year. The Wall Street Journal estimates a 57% increase in the price of turkey compared to its five-year average due to avian flu and inflation increasing. And quantities for some staples such as eggs, potatoes, and cranberries are also in low supply.
The memories that are made around a holiday table are priceless. Yet, what isn’t a good deal is the cost to cook the Thanksgiving meal. This includes the rising cost of electricity.
What if your household could be energy independent, and you could cook your turkey using energy that you produce from your home solar panels? It’s reality for many homes with a home solar panel system. Solar technology is reliable and cost effective, harnessing the power of the sun’s rays to generate clean energy. You can use solar energy for both heating and cooling, powering lights and appliances, and even baking that delicious pumpkin pie.
When it comes to solar energy, installing or upgrading solar panels increases the value of your home. Research indicates that your home value increases for every kilowatt of energy installed. For the typical six kilowatt (kW) solar system installed, it offers 6,000 watts of power. A study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory yields a formula of a $5,000 resale value for every kilowatt of solar installed. The federal investment tax credit allows you to recover 26% of the cost of your home solar energy installation.
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, you’ll also gain the advantage of reducing your carbon footprint in the Valley of the Sun and having a reliable source of energy along with lower utility bills. Becoming energy independent is easier than you think. With a wide variety of programs and financing options available, you can turn your dream for lower utility bills into a reality this holiday season.
Contact Cool Blew Solar today at 623-234-2836 for your free installation quote. Our professionals will provide you with all the details necessary on costs and savings of a home solar energy system. At Cool Blew Solar, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.