Since their introduction to the residential sector, solar panels are seeing a surge in popularity as one of the most practical additions to any home. The prospect of reducing or even completely eliminating your electric bill is hard to resist.
Despite this, the popularity of solar panels means there’s a lot of myths associated with them. In this post, Green Air Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. discusses the truth behind common residential solar myths.
Myth 1: Solar Panels Are Expensive
While it’s true that originally solar installation could set you back a couple hundred dollars, this isn’t the case these days. It costs less to finance a residential solar energy system than purchasing electricity from your local utility.
Contrary to what myths will tell you, purchasing a solar rig doesn’t mean you have to pay it all in cash. The fact that there are several different financing options available these days means solar panels are more accessible than ever.
Myth 2: Solar Panels Lower Home Value
The truth is actually quite the opposite. Recent studies show that many homeowners see solar panels as upgrades similar to a finished basement, attic space or a renovated kitchen. The truth is, many prospective homeowners are actually willing to pay premium just to get their hands on a house with an existing solar rig. While we’re not saying you should sell your home with solar equipment, it’s nice to know that your photovoltaic system actually increases your home’s value.
Myth 3: Solar Doesn’t Work in Certain Climates
This is another common misconception. Solar systems really only need one thing: light from the sun. Even during winter with fewer hours of daylight, there would still be ample sunlight powering your photovoltaic panels. As long as there’s enough sunlight, you can be sure your solar panels are paying themselves off.
As your local solar panel company, we can help you get great savings on your electric bill with our photovoltaic system. Call us today at (925) 627-6527 to learn more. We install solar panels throughout Oakland and other parts of California.