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How Solar Panels Can Save You Money

January 31, 2019 | Blog

Most people are interested in solar panels for their ability to help save the environment, but they can also help save you quite a bit of money. Typically, a household with solar panels can save more than $1,000 per year. If that sounds like something you’re interested in, check out some of the common questions we get about solar panel savings.

Are solar panels expensive to maintain?

While there is an initial, upfront investment in solar panel installation, it’s important to keep in mind the amount that you will save throughout the years with the panels themselves. Another plus? The maintenance on your panels isn’t all that bad. Your annual cost of maintenance will be right around $150, and if you get your panels cleaned it can range anywhere from $10 to $20 per panel.

Who should consider solar panels?

If you have ever looked into solar panels, you know exactly what they need – a whole lot of sunlight. So, if you live in a place where the sun shines most of the year, solar panels are right for you. The more sun you have each year, the more effective your panels will be.

Can you get a tax break from using solar?

Depending on where you live, your state may offer up some government incentives or tax breaks for installing and using solar panels. An easy way to see if your state has an incentive for you is to go to http://www.dsireusa.org and click on your state.
Solar panels can save you a lot of money in the long run, especially if you install them on your forever home. Once you have decided that solar panels are right for you, give Big Mountain Heating and Air a call!

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