Every homeowner has one—that long, long list of projects to upgrade your home. Your list might include a kitchen remodel, a new deck, or a much-needed coat of paint on the interior walls. When you’re deciding which item on the list you want to tackle next, you might want to consider projects that keep the planet a little greener—while saving you some “green” in the long run, too.
Redecorate? Or re-energize?
If you’re satisfied with the current décor and design in your home, you may want to look toward investments that can begin to reduce your carbon footprint in a significant way. A home improvement that reduces energy usage can help you experience lower utility bills every single month, and it can help you become a more responsible citizen, too. When you choose a clean energy option through the installation of solar panels, you can generate enough electricity to power your entire home. Solar power, which has been in use for over 50 years, is more efficient and affordable than ever. Right now, the typical American family is spending over $1,335 a year on electricity alone, so solar power—free, cheap and abundant—can make a big difference in reducing or eliminating those costs.
The world is going “green,” and solar has never been more popular. That means when it comes time for you to sell your home, you’ll find a demand for a home that has a smaller carbon footprint and is powered by renewable sources. Investing in solar now can mean your home is well-positioned for the real estate market of the future.
Equipping your home with solar power is a serious investment—and one that pays off handsomely. But if you don’t know the true cost of solar, you’re probably thinking about powering a home with solar only in terms of the financial outlay in having the system installed.
Download the eBook, The True Cost of Solar, to learn what solar energy really costs and how much your own solar installation could save you today.