As energy prices continue to rise here in North Carolina, solar electric power systems have surpassed geothermal systems as the most efficient method of offsetting those rising costs. Solar heating and cooling systems take light from the sun and turn it into energy to provide power to your home. Since light from the sun is unlimited, the energy that is generated from a solar heating and cooling system is completely free, unlike geothermal systems, which still must rely on electricity.
Right now, North Carolina is one of the best places to install a solar electric power system. With tax credits and other incentives, you can get the benefits of solar heating and cooling for a reasonable price. And because of solar’s ability to create energy from sunlight, your monthly utility bills will be significantly reduced.
Before you decide to get a solar power system, you need to make sure that it will work in your home. The first thing that you should consider is how much sunlight your home gets. Houses that have southern exposure to the sun are usually the best suited for solar panels.
If you are getting enough sunlight, you need to make sure that your roof is an appropriate size. Professional technicians can help you find out how many solar modules will fit on your roof.
Also, some solar power systems, like Lennox’s SunSource Home Energy System, need a good internet connection in order to utilize their web-based performance monitoring service. This additional feature keeps your solar power system functioning in the most efficient manner possible.
Solar power is a very viable option for many North Carolina homes. With tax incentives and the low utility bills that it delivers, you would be wise to make the switch. If you think solar heating and cooling are right for you, contact the professionals at Blanton’s Heating & A/C for further assistance.