5 Misconceptions about Solar Power at Home
There’s no question that solar panels are a great investment for your home. Many homeowners are skeptical about solar being installed on their home because they don’t understand the industry. If you are procrastinating having a solar electric system installed on your home, then you need to read these myths to overcome common misconceptions about solar:
Myth #1: Residential Solar Power is Too Expensive
Are the installation costs too high? The initial price tag varies depending on the type of system that you choose and the amount of electricity that you and your family use each month. There is a 30% Federal tax credit that can be used to reduce the upfront costs. Also, keep in mind that you can choose a payment plan with 0 down if you don’t have the cash to pay for the whole system up front.
Myth #2: Property Taxes Will Go Up
Since the property value increases from a solar installation, homeowners sometimes think that property taxes will go up as well. Yes, the value of your home will increase, but the state of California has a property tax incentive program that protects you from having a property tax increase because solar was installed at your home.
Myth #3: You Only Have Energy During the Day
Solar panels only work when there is sunlight. So, does that mean that you can’t use electricity at night or on a cloudy day? No! Most systems produce a surplus of energy during the day, which is sent back to the grid for credits. Then, your home can draw from those credits at night when electricity is needed for your home from the grid.
Myth #4: A Lot of Maintenance is Needed for Solar Panels
Minimal maintenance is needed if you choose the right solar system. Since there are no moving parts on the solar panels, it is rare for the panels to break. In many situations, the solar panels out-perform the 25-year warranties that are offered. Some micro inverters come with a 25-year warranty from the manufacturer as well, giving you peace of mind.
Myth #5: Solar Panels Won’t Look Good on My House
Even though solar panels don’t blend in with the trendy trim and windows that you recently upgraded, these panels don’t have a negative impact on your property. Once the solar system pays for itself from the payment that you were already paying for electricity each month, you will have extra money to stick in your pocket!
Do you have additional questions about solar panels? Our team at New Day Solar will give you honest answers to all of your solar questions. Please call us for a no-obligation quote at (855) 444-6329 or visit us online at www.newdaysolar.com.