It’s easy to think about solar energy and the benefits during the summer months when the sun is shining from the early morning to late evening hours, and you see energy usage peak with appliances like your air conditioner running all the time. But winter months are actually a great time to make the switch to solar power, and the cold weather doesn’t prevent the team from Intermountain Wind and Solar from installing a residential solar energy system.
Since a solar energy system generates power from the sun, it’s tempting to think that you would really only benefit from this during the summer months, when sunlight hours peak. What you may not know is that the average home uses about 30 kilowatt-hours of energy each day, and most solar systems can easily produce that with only 5 to 6 hours of sunlight. Even places like Oregon and Idaho, where the sun sets before 5 pm in the winter, get more than eight hours of sunlight during the winter months.
You might be concerned about calling a residential solar system company in the winter because you don’t want to ask their installers to come when it’s cold outside, but winter is often a slower season, which means you will be able to schedule your installation right away. If you wait until the busier summer months, it could be several days or even weeks before they have time to come install your system. Plus a winter installation means they don’t have to get on a scorching roof in 100+ degree weather this summer, which is something the installers will appreciate.
You’ve heard the saying before that “time is money”, and when it comes to your solar panel installation, it’s definitely true. The longer you wait to get a solar system installed, the longer you will be paying for energy from your local power company. Rates for your local power company can be anywhere from 1.5 to 2 times higher than the cost of energy from your solar panels. Every day that you wait, you waste more money by paying that higher cost to a local power company.
Many states offer incentives to switch to renewable energy sources, but as more and more people switch to renewable energy like solar or wind power, these tax credits and incentives will disappear. The sooner you act, the more likely you will get the best incentives and credits.
Don’t wait to get your solar system installed. Our experienced team can help you get a brand new solar system during the winter months, so call today for an estimate.
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