The first question you, as a homeowner, must ask yourself is, "Is solar power worth it for me?" For a vast number of Americans, this answer is a loud and resounding yes. Not only can you work towards saving the environment through less dependence on fossil fuels to power your home, but you can also drastically lower or even eliminate your monthly utility bill altogether. According to CleanTechnica, some of the factors to consider when evaluating whether or not to buy or lease a solar panel system are: the age of your roof, how much do you value environmental concern, how much money you spend on electricity and if you roof is covered by trees or other buildings. After asking yourself these necessary questions, it is equally as important to consider all the benefits that solar energy can bring to your home. Adding solar panels to your roof can actually increase the value of your home in most cases. In a study by National Renewable Energy Laboratory, researchers found that homes equipped with solar panels sell for 17 percent more and at a 20 percent faster rate than those that do not. In addition to that potential return on investment solar panels come with a 20 to 25 year warranty from the manufacturer. Even after coverage expires, these systems will still run at 80 percent of their original performance and many experts in the field estimate that the true lifespan of these panels could even stretch as long as 30 to 40 years. If you are considering solar panels for your home, contact SolarMax Technology today.
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