Although the temperatures are still hovering near the triple digits, we’re all looking forward to enjoying cooler temperatures – and the lower electricity bills that come with them. While it’s logical to start thinking about the advantages of fall weather, it’s also a good time to consider going solar.
Here are a few ways that going solar in the fall will maximize your return on investment while simplifying your home solar system installation process.
During the fall, temperatures are cooler, but the sun is shining brightly. This means that you will likely feed excess electricity back to the utility grid throughout the season and potentially gain credits that can be used at times when you may actually need to reduce your electricity bill. By having a system installed in the fall, you’ll have a few months to maximize the period of overproduction, which can help you reach your break-even point sooner.
The number of installations picks up significantly during the summer months for obvious reasons – homeowners are sick and tired of spending large sums of money each month on home cooling. But as fall kicks in, the number of installations starts to slow down. In other words, you may be able to get a faster installation.
There are both federal and state tax incentives for buying and installing a solar electric system. This can offset nearly one-third of the purchase of a system in the form of a tax credit. To be able to take advantage of these tax credits, it’s a good idea to start your journey to home solar sooner than later in 2019.
Solar as a Holiday Gift
Already thinking about holiday gift giving? You’re not alone. But, instead of buying gifts that will just end up in the back of the closet, why not consider a home solar system that will reduce utility bills, enabling you to have more money for the things you’d actually like to spend your money on.
Want to learn more about a fall installation of a home solar energy system? It could be a valuable solution that you’ll enjoy for many years to come.