Monday, September 16, 2019 / by Natasha McNealy
Have you been curious about the benefits of installing solar panels into your home? We’re here to dive into the facts about what installing solar panels can do for you, your family, your wallet and the environment!
Solar panels are a way to lower and offset energy costs in your home, provide clean energy and to reduce your home’s carbon footprint on the world - all while supporting local businesses and contributing to an environmental impact.
The biggest benefit to installing solar panels are, of course, reducing and saving money on your monthly energy bills. In fact, in a fine-weather place like Boise, you are actually likely to produce more energy and power for your house than you actually consume (especially in our summer months). Even when the weather is cloudy, the solar panels can still draw in energy from indirect or diffused sunlight and still will be able to power your home.
Not only will you be saving money on your monthly bills but you will also be able to see some tax credits and rebates if your home has solar panels. You can get up to 30% of total system costs back from the equipment and installation costs as a federal income tax credit when you go to file your taxes. This can also be combined with state and local rebates along with Solar Renewable Energy Credits. Now, Ada County homeowners can enroll in the Sign and Save solar program where you can enter the program to go solar for $0 out of pocket with a 25-year solar panel warranty!
Idaho Power has seen a record increase in Idaho homeowners solar installation - residents are jumping on the solar panel train and if you would like to too, now is the time to get on it. 2019 is the last year of the 30% Federal Solar Investment tax credit!
Even if you are considering moving to a new home soon, it is worth taking advantage of these incentives and installing solar panels to your current home. They will increase your property value and will help sell your home 22% faster and help increase the longevity of your roof since the solar panels are a way of protection.
Since these rebates and incentives are set to expire at the end of this year, get your home evaluated TODAY! You can visit this link to see how much you can save on your home! http://bit.ly/2PBUy9E
Last but not least, a big reason why we encourage you to look into solar paneling for your home is for the sake of the environment and public health. It is something that will not have to alter the way you live, but it will help alter the state of our environment for future generations to come. They produce clean and pure energy from the sun and will reduce all of the greenhouse gas emissions that your home lets out. Also, the electricity that your house runs on will not have to come from coal and natural gas and using this renewable energy will benefit everyone and everything. Idahoans have been really open to this new concept and it has grown in popularity on Idaho homes. Who doesn’t love to save some money?!