A Solar Home in Abbotsford
Back in April we installed a solar panel system at our home in Abbotsford. A big shout out to Riverside Energy Systems from Kamloops for installing the system on our roof! Since that day, we have regularly checked our account with BC Hydro to compare our cost of electricity from day to day. We noticed an immediate drop in our daily cost of power!
Installing a solar panel system is a big decision that more and more people are choosing to make. There are a number of reasons why we chose to invest in solar for our home. We know we made the right decision. Here are five reasons why we believe solar panels should be something a homeowner should consider:
1. Greatly reduce your energy bills
Electricity can eat up a lot of your monthly income. While a solar panel system probably won’t produce all of the energy you and your family need, it will drastically reduce your utility bills and save you a lot of money. Interested in the BC Hydro Net Metering program? Click here.
2. Good return on your investment
Solar panel systems are designed to last for many years. While they can lose some efficiency over time, even after 30 years your panels should be 80% efficient. If you are planning to build your forever home you won’t regret spending some extra money up front to guarantee a lifetime of savings.
3. Protect yourself from rising energy costs
In the past number of years we have seen a rise in the cost of residential electricity and your future monthly energy bills will continue to increase. Solar panels protect you and your family from unpredictable increases in electricity costs.
4. Add to your property value
Homes with solar panels have higher property values. As prospective home buyers and appraisers become more educated on the benefits of solar, the demand for homes with solar panel systems will continue to grow.
5. Protect the environment
Solar is a good way to reduce your carbon footprint. A typical residential solar panel system will eliminate up to 3 to 4 tons of carbon emissions each year – that’s the equivalent of planting over 100 trees annually!
The benefits of adding solar panels to your home are undeniable. If you are considering building a home and wish to discuss possibly adding solar panels, contact us! We are happy to chat!