As a renewable energy source, solar power is increasingly becoming an attractive option for many homeowners. Hoosier residents are using it as a way to do their part for the planet and potentially reduce their electricity bills. But will solar panels be the right addition to your home? We’ve listed some initial factors to take into consideration for whether going solar is the right decision for your Fort Wayne home.
Amount of Sunlight
One way to assess whether solar power is a good fit for your home is to simply step outside and see where the light falls. Does your home receive a good amount of sunlight? If so, solar power could be a perfect addition.
You’ll also want to evaluate any trees shading your property. Look at where shade falls throughout the day. If shadows provide constant shade to your roof, you may need to reassess and potentially cut down or trim trees. However, if it’s just a partial shade at one point of the day, that’s a different matter entirely. Uninterrupted sunlight throughout the day is ideal, but if there is shade for a limited amount of time, that should not be too much of an issue.
Your Roof’s Status
What shape is your roof in? Has it weathered some storms recently, or do you live in an older home with a roof that hasn’t been looked at in some time? It might be time to call your local roofer if that’s the case. Before installing solar panels on your roof, you’ll want to ensure that your roof is a strong, secure environment for panels to live. Most solar panels come with a minimum 25-year product warranty, so if your roof needs replacing sooner rather than later, it’s best to get it taken care of before the panels are in place.
Your Electricity Bills
Looking at your past electric bills will provide an excellent gateway for figuring out how you’d like solar panels to meet your power needs. If you’re hoping for potential savings on your monthly bills, consulting your past electricity bills will show you where you will need to cut back or make plans to conserve. Solar power has the potential to save you thousands of dollars on your electric bills over the years, but planning in advance on some level of energy conservation could give you a good head start.
Discover Your Solar Potential With Us
Our local solar representatives are extremely knowledgeable on what factors make solar power a good option for you. If you have any lingering questions or are ready to jump right in, we’re here to help. Contact your local Fort Wayne POWERHOME SOLAR office today to get started!