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The Benefits of using Solar Panels in your Home

There are many benefits to the environment when people use solar energy to heat and power their homes. There are also many benefits for homeowners. At first the cost on installing a solar array so that you can solar energy at home might seem very expensive but over time the solar energy panels will more than pay for themselves. Still not sure that solar panels are right for you? Here are just a few of the benefits of switching to solar energy in your home:

Solar panels last a long time – If your solar panel array is installed properly it can last for 20 years or longer. Proper maintenance is required to keep it functioning well but the solar panels themselves shouldn’t need to be replaced for at least 20 years. Solar roof shingles can last even longer depending on the type of climate that you live in.

Solar panels create quiet energy – The heat and electricity generated by solar panels is practically noiseless so you will be making your home a lot quieter to live in when you switch to solar energy.
Solar panels are one of the most low maintenance home improvements – Solar panels do require some maintenance but overall they are pretty easy to take care of. After they are installed if you check them regularly for damage and replace any broken or damaged PVcells you shouldn’t have to do much more maintenance on them.

Solar panels can protect your roof and siding – Since the solar panel array shades the house it means that your roof and siding will last longer because the solar panels will act as a buffer between your home and the elements.

Increased home value – Installing solar panels is really an investment in your home because the resale value of your home will rise significantly once you have solar panels. There is a lot of interest in living in a more environmentally responsible way these days and customers that are looking for new homes are concerned about the impact of their homes on the environment. Having solar power is quite a draw for home buyers.

Solar energy saves money. Even though installing solar panels isn’t cheap once the solar panels start to create energy you will start to see a huge savings in your monthly electric bills and heating bills. You can end up paying next to nothing or even nothing at all for electricity. That is probably the biggest reason that so many homeowners are considering switching to solar energy.

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