Building a new home is the perfect time to go solar, as the designer and architect will be able to factor your decision in when designing your new home, and ensure that the roof is optimized for solar energy production. Not only that, but why not add residential solar panels to your roof right from the get go, and make your new home as green as it can be, from the outset?
If you’re not sure how a solar panel system would benefit you, outlined below are 4 compelling reasons for making the switch to solar, especially when building your own home:
- You can slash your utility bills and get a great ROI
Solar panels can save you a whole heap of money on your electricity bills, and over the long term, give a great return on your investment, too, and often in less than ten years. By generating your own clean energy, you could stop paying a single dime to energy companies and might even be able to sell your excess energy back to them at a profit!
- Renewable energy is the future
We should all be switching to renewable sources of energy wherever possible, and if you want to reduce your carbon footprint, having a solar system installed is a significant step in the right direction. By converting free, natural energy into something useful, and reducing your reliance on harmful fossil fuels, you’re making a truly eco-friendly choice when you opt to make the switch to solar at home.
- You can boost the value of your home
If selling your home features anywhere in your plans, then adding a solar system is only ever going to make it more desirable to homebuyers, and what’s better still, it will help you sell it for more. Most homebuyers want to make eco-friendly choices when purchasing a new home, but they often don’t want the hassle involved with it. By purchasing a home that already has a solar system installed, they can start enjoying all the benefits of clean solar energy, the minute they move in!
- Solar panels require minimal maintenance
As soon as your solar panels have been installed and switched on, you can start enjoying your energy, guilt-free, and because the panels require minimal maintenance, you won’t even have to think about where that energy is coming from. While it is recommended to keep the panels clean and free from snow, dust and debris, you shouldn’t need to do this often, and in most instances, you can ask the installation company to come and do it for you. Replacements and repairs should also be minimal to non-existent, although the inverter may need to be replaced every five to ten years.
Don’t forget that solar panels can last for as long as 25 years, too, making your investment even more worthwhile. So, if you’re building your own home, why not make it eco-friendly from the get-go, and have a solar panels system installed?