Are you considering Dallas Solar Panels for your home? Are you looking to save money on your electric bill, and reduce your carbon footprint? There are plenty of advantages to using the sun to power your home, such as a lower monthly electric bill, the peace of mind knowing that your home is being powered by clean energy, and also that energy from the sun is renewable.
How much is your average electric bill? For many Americans living in a single family home their monthly electric bill is $100 in the summer, and about $400 in the winter (depending on where they live). If you were to take an average of $200 per month over the entire year. Your electricity would cost you $2,400 per year. If you consider that the average cost of a new single family home in January 2011 was $260,300 (from the US Census Bureau). And over the life of a 30 year mortgage, you would have paid at least $72,000 for electricity. This is a quarter the cost of your new home (that doesn’t include energy costs that are always increasing). Solar energy is free. Once you pay for the solar panels. Solar energy is free so long as the sun keeps coming up every morning.
Did you know that 88% of the electricity used by the United States is from non renewable sources? That 88% is made up of natural gas, coal and oil. As we use these natural resources, the cost of getting them out of the earth and transforming them into electricity is only going to get more expensive as we use up the “easy to get to” resources, and have to move onto the more expensive and “harder to get” resources. Overall, electricity is not getting cheaper any time soon. But solar power is renewable, and it’s easy to get at too. You just need to put a solar panel in front of it. So long as the sun keeps shining (and conservative estimates are that the sun will be around for another 5 billion years). Potential solar energy keeps showing up day after day without any discovery, production, or refining costs.