It’s tax season, which hopefully means that you’re getting a bit of relief from your returns in a little while. You may already have plans for that money. You may not. Regardless, might we make a recommendation? Why not turn that return into more money by installing a solar panel on your home? Solar technology continues to spike in popularity, and is providing massive savings to those homeowners who take advantage of it. If you’re looking to cut down on your monthly home operating costs, a solar panel is a great way to do it. Have a look below at how easy it is to start saving money with solar panel installation.
The Efficacy of Solar Panels
Solar technology is quickly becoming the go-to method of energy generation for homeowners looking to cut down on their monthly costs. That’s only going to increase as the technology improves, especially if the financial incentives stick around. Solar panels are now so efficient that you can power your entire home with them without too big of an investment. Energy utility companies have been fighting against the increasing number of solar panel adopters, but they’ve not had much success. The benefits for using solar for energy generation are just too good to pass up for many homeowners.
You don’t even need to power your entire home off solar panels to save a lot of money on monthly energy costs. Think about how often you use things like your water heater, furnace, or air conditioner. Having even one of those systems powered by solar energy would make a substantial dent in your monthly energy costs during peak seasons! The only barrier for most homeowners to installing a solar panel system is the cost, which brings us to our main point…
Financial Incentives and Tax Returns
The government has offered financial incentives for installing solar energy systems for years, especially in California where there is widespread support for alternative energy efforts. Currently, you can claim a tax rebate of up to 30% on the installation of a solar energy system in your home. That’s a pretty substantial return on investment already. Combined with your tax returns, you can make it even more affordable to have a new solar energy system installed in your home. Solar panels are built to last, and require little or no maintenance or repair throughout their 25 years or so of life. That means that the only major cost you’re going to pay for is the installation. And as we’ve shown above, that cost may not be nearly as high as you think. All you need to do is contact a professional contractor you trust to install your panel system for you, and you can start benefiting from the substantial savings such a system can provide.
Shaw’s Air Conditioning & Heating offers comprehensive solar panel installation services for homes in Hanford, CA. If you want to take advantage of that 30% solar tax rebate to install a new system, contact us today to schedule an appointment!