Don’t let the common myths about solar energy keep you from taking advantage of this incredible technology.
Many of us power our homes with coal, natural gas and electricity. While we may not understand exactly how these energy sources work, they are well known to most people, and no one typically questions them. Solar power, on the other hand, has been studied for years, but is relatively new in terms of widespread availability. Because of this, there are a number of myths about solar energy that keep people who could truly benefit from it, from ever taking advantage of it. But luckily, Apex Home Energy Savings is here to debunk the myths and help you understand the truth about solar energy. In our last blog, we went over a few common myths about solar energy; here are a few more.
Myth #5. New solar technologies are still being developed, so it’s better to wait to invest in a solar energy system.
As we mentioned earlier, solar energy seems like a relatively new phenomenon, since solar power systems have not been widely used up until the last couple of decades or so. However, solar power has actually been studied since it was discovered way back in 1893, and while it’s true that new technologies are still being developed and perfected, the basics of that technology have remained the same since the 1960s. The solar power systems we utilize today have been proven to be efficient, effective and, best of all, affordable. If you wait to invest, you may enjoy a small amount of added efficiency, but who knows what the cost will be.
Myth #6. Solar panels will destroy your roof.
Your roof is a big investment, and it makes sense that no homeowner would want to do anything that could damage or endanger their roof. But, if you’ve been avoiding solar panels because you believe that they will harm your roof, you’ll be glad to know that it’s just another myth. The fact of the matter is that your installer will take many precautions to ensure that your solar panels won’t do any damage to your roof, and as a result, the areas covered with solar panels will actually be better protected and preserved than the rest of your roof. Solar panels can even be easily removed if repairs or maintenance needs to be performed underneath them.
Myth #7. I won’t live in the home long enough to make the investment in solar energy worth it.
Many people believe that they have to live in the same home for decades to recoup the investment in solar energy, but that’s simply not the case. Even if you were to move out of your home in the next few months, solar energy is a great investment because it adds value to your home. Additionally, with the price of solar power systems being lower than ever before, and the many incentives and rebates you can take advantage of, you could recoup the investment in your solar energy system in no time. No matter how long you plan to live in your home, solar energy could be well worth the investment.
Is solar energy the right option for your home?
Now that you know the truth about some of the most common solar energy myths, it’s time to start experiencing the benefits of solar energy for yourself in your Granbury home. To find out if solar energy is the right option for you, your budget and your home, turn to the experts at Apex Home Energy Savings. Our team has the experience and expertise to help you find the right solution for your needs, and we offer free energy audits to help you get started.