What To Expect After Installing Solar Panels
Reduced Energy Bills
Reduced energy bills are the main reason most homeowners take the plunge into solar power in the first place, and when you see the total, you won’t wonder why. Depending on your usage, you could see a complete negation of your bills (although, in most cases, you’re more likely to notice a 70 percent drop).
Lower Carbon Footprint
Switching to solar power also means a significant drop in your carbon footprint. Households without solar energy require carbon dioxide to power their electrical use, so you can rest easy knowing you’re doing your part for Mother Earth. In fact, the solar industry offsets so much carbon dioxide that it’s the equivalent of planting over 900 million trees!
One of the best aspects of installing solar panels is that they require relatively little maintenance. Every once in a while, if you notice your panels looking dingy or dusty, give them a thorough rinse (potentially with a hose from the ground). If it seems like the panels need a more hands-on approach, use a soft brush without much soap, and make sure you get all the soap off when you’ve finished washing.
Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon
Even in a sunny state like Arizona or Florida, remember that solar panels are a long-term investment. It makes sense that you want massive savings all at once after such a sizable purchase, but this mentality will only bring disappointment. Solar panels save homeowners tons of money, but over a period of years, not weeks or months. Our best advice: focus on the big picture, not day-to-day benefits.
Now that you know what to expect after installing solar panels, enjoy your reduced bills, and get ready for years of savings!