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 didn’t include upgrading older homes in the state. Many of these old homes can benefit from solar panels as well. Consider the following benefits for California home owners who switch to using solar panels:
Solar Panels Can Improve Our Air Quality
It’s not hard to see that as wild fires rage uncontained at the moment, that California’s air quality is not good. Even in times without 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 a renewable energy, it doesn’t pollute the air. Homes which 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 home owners, 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.
It’s clear that Californians need solar energy. For more information on how you can benefit from installing solar panels, contact us at (951) 678-7733.