Solar panels have been popping up on homes and businesses all over the country for the past decade-plus, and Florida is no exception. As far as homes go, instead of installing the panels on their roof, homeowners are installing them elsewhere on their property. Businesses are using solar panels and having them installed on parking lot roof decks, the roof of their building, and even going so far as to set up solar panel farms within their commercial locations. Solar panels bring a lot of benefits, which is why you should be using them at your home or business. Let’s explore the reasons why in today’s post form Aastro Roofing.
Better for the Environment
Solar panels, unlike conventional sources of power, have a greatly reduced negative impact on the environment. These panels are natural and use the sun to create power. Close to 68 percent of all the electricity consumed is created using fossil fuels, which creates numerous harmful emissions for the environment. Some harmful emissions include the following:
- Sulfur dioxide
- Carbon monoxide
- Particulate matter
- Carbon dioxide
- Nitrogen oxides
Enhance the Value of Your Home
Installing solar panels for your home can be a strong investment down the road. You might not be ready to sell your home now, but when you are, it could very well net you more than what you ever expected. For example, a study conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that people are willing to pay $15,000 or more extra for a home with a solar panel system installed.
Solar Panels are Durable
There are no movable parts on solar panels, which means that the likelihood that they will suffer damage is very low. You also don’t have to perform a lot of maintenance on the panels to ensure that they work properly. The panels go through extensive testing to make sure that they can withstand inclement weather like torrential rainstorms, strong winds, and heavy snow. The majority of solar panel systems come with 30-year warranties.
Reduce Electric Bills
After a couple of years, you will be able to reduce your electric bills for your home when using solar panels. You might not be able to generate 100 percent of the power used in your home with the system, but it will still significantly reduce your electric bills each month for the lifespan of the system.
Improve the Economy
Whether you realize it or not, having solar panels installed on your home helps to improve the economy and create jobs. How? The solar industry has twice as many employees as the coal industry. As of 2015, there were more than 250,000 solar jobs across the country and that number continues to increase. To take it one step further, close to 10-percent of all solar jobs are held by veterans.
Ready to Go Solar? Contact Aastro Roofing Today
Is your home or business ready to go solar at? Do you want to lower your electric bill? If so, it’s time to discuss your solar roof installation options. Call the experienced and trusted team from Aastro Roofing at 561-409-3280 to schedule a consultation. We can answer all of your solar panel installation questions.