Now that the winter weather is soon to be a thing of the past, many home owners in the Charlotte, North Carolina area are starting to think about making their home more comfortable in the summer. If you are more green-conscious, you may want to consider the impact your summer cooling costs will have on the environment. One good way to lessen your home’s impact on the environment as you keep things cool this summer is to start using solar panels.

Solar power panels are typically fitted to the roof of a home and collect energy from the sun, which can be stored for use towards the home’s energy costs. Lower utility bills are the most obvious advantage of installing solar power panels, but how much you save will depend on two things: the size of your installation and the investment over time. The more solar power panels you install, the bigger the rewards later on. Also, as time goes on and your utility bills increase, your solar power panels will consistently give you power from a free source: the sun! This kind of investment is something that will allow you to reap rewards for many years to come, regardless of how much utility costs increase each year. And, as you move your home away from the use of fossil fuels, you reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the air.

Maintaining solar power panels is also an easy job. Once they are installed, you hardly need to do anything to maintain them. Although your panels might become dusty over time, this doesn’t have a significant impact on power collection.

Plus, the simplistic design of your solar power panels means that they will last a lifetime. The life expectancy of your panels should be around 25 years!

Additionally, the addition of solar power panels to your home can boost your home’s property value. Alternative energy is becoming increasingly popular as people become more environmentally aware and owning a house that is planet-friendly can be highly advantageous when it comes time to sell.

If you are thinking about adding solar power panels to your home, call us at Acosta Heating and Cooling. Let’s talk about how we can begin to decrease you’re home’s environmental impact with the addition of solar power panels!