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Why Every Home Should Use Solar Energy – Including Yours

Solar panels are a great way to reduce your energy bill, reduce the environmental impact of your home, and more. If you’re thinking about installing solar panels, this is why you’re right.

  1. You’ll be part of the solution

Traditional electricity is derived from burning fossil fuels which produce harmful gases that are the primary cause of air pollution and climate change. But solar panels convert clean energy from the sun into electricity, reducing carbon footprint and combating greenhouse gas emissions.

  1. You’ll save money on electricity bills

The solar panels you fit on your roof are likely going to provide all your electricity needs and more, thus drastically reducing your energy bills. And no, you don’t need every day to be a sunny day either. Savings can accumulate on cloud days as well, since the sun emits energy through cloudy skies, not just clear ones.

  1. You’ll get great tax breaks

Another reason switching to solar power makes financial sense is the availability of federal, state and local tax breaks. The federal solar tax credit provides a dollar-for-dollar reduction against your federal income tax. The amount credited is 26% of the cost price of your solar system. It will fall to 22% in 2021.

  1. You’ll improve the resale value of your home

According to research by Zillow Economic, homes equipped with solar panels sold for 4.1% more on average than homes without any solar power. For a median-valued home, that translates to an additional $9,274.4.

  1. Solar panels require little to no maintenance

Many people think a lot of maintenance work is involved with homes that run on solar power. But once you get your panels installed (by a professional), there’s actually very little you have to do. You won’t need to schedule regular maintenance checks, for example. It’s a good idea to have your installer on hand, though, in case a question or problem should arise.

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