If you’re yet to switch to solar, there’s no time like right now to find out just how beneficial installing solar panels on your home can be. As many Australian homeowners have discovered upon having a system installed, there’s a great range of benefits to enjoy, including the following five that make switching to solar the smart choice.
1. It’s Reliable
Solar power and solar hot water systems are much more reliable than in the past. As there are no moving parts and they’re designed to withstand the often-harsh Australian elements, your solar power system will provide you with a reliable source of energy for many years to come.
2. It Saves You Money
Once you’ve recuperated the cost of purchasing a system you’ll start to save money on your energy bills. Not only will you enjoy free electricity during the day, but as any excess energy the system generates is fed back into the grid and credited to your account by the energy provider, you’ll save money on energy consumed outside of daylight hours as well.
3. It Adds Value to Your Home
With surveys overwhelmingly showing that Australians view installing solar power and hot water systems as one of the best home upgrades, switching to solar adds value to your home and makes it more appealing to homebuyers. That means you’ll save money now and make money in the future.
As the Executive General Manager Corporate Affairs at Origin said in response to their 2015 survey which showed 85% of respondents believe solar adds real value to Australian homes, “This research demonstrates that solar panels could provide a real boost for home owners if they decide to sell.”
4. It’s Environmentally-Friendly
Clean, renewable energy produced by the sun is as about as environmentally-friendly as you can get. As we all become increasingly aware of the looming perils of global warming and seek to reduce our reliance on energy generated by harmful fossil fuels, more Australians are switching to solar and reducing their carbon footprint. The noxious chemical emissions that can be reduced by switching to solar include:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2) and Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Mercury and a variety of heavy metals
- Particulate matter (PM)
- Sulphur dioxide (SO2)
- Nitrogen oxide (NOx)
When compared with the miniscule emissions produced by the manufacturing of solar power and hot water systems, there’s no denying that solar is the best choice for our energy needs.
5. It Will Only Get Better in the Future
Future advances in solar technology, especially home battery systems that enable homeowners to store the energy generated during the day and use it at night, will increasingly empower us to get more from the investments we make in solar for our homes.
Like solar power systems, to maintain solar hot water systems and keep them functioning optimally, regular servicing provided by a professional experienced with all solar heaters used here in Australia is essential. To schedule your solar hot water service and protect an investment that reduces your energy bills and adds value to your home, call Solar Repairs Perth on (08) 9200 4331.