Why California Needs Solar Panels
We’ve all heard about the 2020 mandate for solar panels in all newly constructed California homes, but what about homes that were built before 2020? Title 24’s mandate doesn’t include upgrading older homes in the state. But, many of these old homes can benefit from solar panels as well. Consider why California needs to switch to solar:
Solar Panels Can Improve Our Air Quality
As yearly wildfires become a way of life in California, reduced air quality is more common. Even in times without a crisis, our air in California is often described as smoggy. Smog alerts encourage children to stay indoors and off the playground because the air quality is often so bad. With solar panels, Californians can do their part to improve our air quality. Because solar energy is renewable energy, it doesn’t pollute the air. Homes that are using solar panels to generate electricity and for heating and cooling don’t produce any harmful emissions. Instead, they harness the power of the sun, a clean renewable source of energy. Because panels are so affordable, homes in especially dense urban areas like Los Angeles, San Francisco, or even Orange County can do their part to improve air quality.
Increased Money in Your Bank Account
Homes can be extremely expensive, especially to heat and cool. Apartment dwellers may have it easy but for new homeowners, the cost of electricity can be shocking. The larger your home, the more expensive it can get. Electricity in large homes is already expensive, but when the temperatures soar or dip dramatically, Californians’ electric bills can look like your paycheck from your first job out of school. Solar panels, in contrast, are affordable and easy to maintain, reducing your need to buy electricity and pay half of your paycheck for it. Keep more of your money where it belongs- in your bank account by switching to clean solar energy.
Low Maintenance Costs
Maintaining your solar panels is easy and cost-effective. In fact, they are so sturdy that manufacturers generally offer 20 to 25-year warranties on their products. You won’t have to spend more money every year replacing equipment. No matter how much the elements beat at your panels, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of solar energy for decades. No other source of energy can claim to be so affordable for so long.
If you have questions or would like more information about the benefits of going solar, contact Sunpro-Solar’s energy experts at 951-678-7733.