Living in the sunshine would be a perfect opportunity to take advantage of solar energy. Or one may think. Unfortunately, way too many misconceptions exist regarding solar systems for home use. While once thought as a “cost improvement” that was only for show and not cost beneficial, lenders, installers and slowly homeowners are realizing that a home solar system can be a “profit improvement” paying for itself.
Clever Energy, serving the areas in Central Florida including Orlando, Kissimmee, Oviedo, Saint Cloud, Casselberry and Deltona, invites customer to take advantage of their FREE personalized consultation in both Spanish and English with experienced and licensed installers. They can tell you about other homeowners’ experiences in their journey as well as give you an estimate for your own home solar system installation. In the meantime, here are some of the misconceptions and myths regarding home solar systems.
- Roofs can be damaged by home solar systems. It’s easy to see why some people may think this since a home solar system is an installation. However, in truth, solar panels can help protect roofs against deterioration and leaking. In addition, sealants, flashings and other barriers are added to protect against any potential damage from elements and the panels are installed on railings and not onto the roof directly.
- Home solar systems are ugly. As solar panels are becoming more popular, they don’t stand out as much. Besides being mounted on the roof, different color schemes available go further to blending in with the natural surroundings. Also, Orlando and Kissimmee are natural areas for home solar systems.
- Solar can’t handle the demand of many household items. It’s hard to believe when you look at solar panels that they can power your refrigerator, air conditioner, water heater, dish washer, clothes washer and more but they can. Remember, excess is stored in the battery and then used as needed. When the battery no longer can provide the energy needed, your home solar system can draw energy from your local grid. Of course, this all depends on your usage, battery space and local grid agreements so you’ll need an experience installer to guide you on your installation.
- Solar panels will lower your home’s value. Home solar systems are a home improvement project and since they are a “profit improvement” they are a value-added addition. New homeowners will view the solar installation as a cost savings that has already been added to the home. Studies have shown that new home buyers will pay an additional $15,000 for a home that has a home solar system installed. As the popularity grows, more real estate agents are using pictures of home solar systems in their advertising and educating potential home buyers on the benefits of having solar panels in a new house.
Located in the downtown sunny Orlando, Clever Energy works throughout central Florida including the surrounding communities of Oviedo, Deltona, Kissimmee, Saint Cloud and Casselberry and offers FREE estimates with certified and licensed installers.