With all the talk about how oil prices (and therefore electric bills) are going to go back up when the economy comes back, it made me wonder why more people aren’t installing their own solar panels in order to get “off the grid” and save money on their electric bills.
Over time more and more people are likely to show an interest in solar energy. However, at this point, it is still largely misunderstood. Many believe it is far more complicated than it is to install solar panels. Some believe they will not be able to generate enough power to support their households. What they don’t know is that they could stay on the grid while at the same time using solar panels to access solar energy. In this manner, they could reduce their electrical bills somewhat while still ensuring they have adequate power available to their home.
Cost savings. There’s a big cost savings once you’re up and running. Many people cut their power bill by up to 80%. You may even be able to sell electricity to the power company in the sunny season.
When you are doing a home improvement project, it is important not to rush through the demolition. It is tempting just to rip the old work out quickly so that you can get right into installing the new pieces. However, you do not want to inadvertently rip wires out of the wall because you did not take the time to realize there was an electrical component still attached.
Make your home feel like a home by adding a doormat. A lot of people tend to overlook the addition of a doormat in front of a door. It not only serves a purpose of making a home feel complete, but also serves to keep your floors clean. Putting out a doormat where people can wipe their feet will cut down the amount of time you spend cleaning your floors.
Make your home stand out. You can not only be an awesome example to your neighbors buy Roof ventilation or making your pool heat itself with solar energy, but these upgrades can add value to your home. People get excited about paying less for utilities and are will to pay more up front for your home for this reward later.
If you notice icicles or an ice jam in your rain gutters over the winter, you have a real problem on your hands. If the snow on your roof melts and builds up in frozen rain gutters, it can back up under your shingles and damage your roof. Call someone in to check both the rain gutters and the roof come spring.
Disclaimer: Please note that the author is not a tax professional and cannot offer you tax advice. The information above is for educational purposes only.