Pros and Cons: Solar Energy for Your Future
In light of the year we’ve faced in 2020, many of our customers have new reasons to convert to solar energy for their homes. The number one reason our customers go solar is to save money, followed by helping the environment and increasing their property value. A new reason to go solar has emerged: to secure energy for the future.
In this blog, we will explore this idea and see how solar plays a role in securing energy for you and your family.
Supply and demand chain impacted
The pandemic has greatly impacted the supply and demand chain for consumer goods. Toilet paper, disinfectants, and meat were wiped out on grocery shelves for weeks. Most stores even had a limit to how many packages of TP you could purchase.
We have also seen the impact of this in the home improvement industry—appliances can take up to 3-6 months to be shipped after you have purchased them. At Poulin Design Center, we’re encouraging our customers to purchase their appliances as soon as possible once their design is finalized.
While lead times for certain goods and services are being reduced, the domino effect of a broken supply and demand chain can be felt for months.
Residential electricity has increased
According to the International Energy Agency, “Residential electricity demand has increased in most economies as a result of lockdown measures.” Since many people are staying home more and working remotely, this is perfectly plausible.
Has this had an impact on your energy bill yet? While managing work, schooling, and “normal” life at home, has your bill increased?
For many of our customers, their bills have.
Owning solar creates energy independence
When one of our customers converts to solar energy for their home, they are creating their own power generating station. Instead of relying on the utility company for electricity, they become self-reliant for their energy production. This is a game-changer when it comes to controlling your energy costs and demand for electricity.
When you work with one of our solar advisors, they will design a system based on your actual energy needs. You will also work with them on creating a system that is grid-tied or with a battery storage system—blog coming soon.
Energy for your future
The technology for solar has exploded so much over the last few years and has become more affordable for homeowners now than ever before. Instead of paying more for electricity, you have the option to pay fixed monthly payments till your system is paid off—then you own it, have energy independence, and benefit from the many tax incentives include with solar—click here to learn more.
Are you ready to go solar?
If you’d like to learn more about going solar for your home, schedule your Free Solar Consultation today at the bottom of this page. Give us a