With all the hype going on about renewable energy, you may be wondering what would be in it for you if you were to make the switch. This is always assuming that doing your part to save the earth isn’t enough for you… Just in case it is not, here are 5 other great reasons to make the change in your home.
1. It’s A Massive Money Saver
Although the initial set-up costs may be off-putting, it is important to realise that this is a long-term investment. Besides lowering your carbon footprint, switching to solar power will also lower (and possibly eliminate) your electric bill. You do not have to switch your entire home over to solar, do what your budget will allow you – you can always switch over more and more sections of your home as and when you can. With the money you will save in 2 decades, you and your spouse can travel the world for 3 months!
2. Lucrative Tax Incentives
Many governments around the world are finally realising the benefits of switching to renewable energy. As such, there are many places that offer great tax perks if you make the switch. Going solar allows you access to a unique set of rebates that are only available to renewable energy users. Combining these tax rebates with the money you’ll save on never having to call an emergency electrician in the middle of the night ever again and you’ll have paid off more than half of your initial set-up costs.
3. It’s Reliable, 100% of The Time
If you have ever been without electricity for more than a day, you will know how incredibly frustrating it is. The good news about solar is that it will likely never leave you high and dry (or wet if you cannot dry your hair). Precision Solar & Heating companies will ensure you are never without heat or power, which is especially great for some areas that have regular blackouts or power issues. The sun will never stop rising, and if it ever does, your geyser will be the least of your worries.
4. It Increases The Value Of Your Home
There have been many studies which prove that adding solar panels to your home, in certain states, can increase the overall value of your property by as much as 20%. This pretty much means that if your home is valued at $250 000, once you have made the switch to solar to could be worth $300 000. Solar pool covers also increase the life of your pool, which in turn will increase the value of your home.
5. It’s Easier Than It Has Ever Been
Switching to solar these days is so much easier than it was 10 years ago. It used to be a lengthy, arduous process and now it is relatively pain-free and it is also the cheapest it has ever been since people began making the switch. Since 2010, the price of installing solar panels has dropped by more than 50%. You no longer have to spend weeks looking for a qualified installer, getting peace of mind and an excellent future investment is now only a few clicks away.