After going solar you will start receiving smooth electricity free of cost, enhancing the life of your electrical appliances. Your lifestyle will certainly change after going solar.
The reduction in the electricity bill
The one big change that you will experience after going solar is the significant reduction in the monthly electricity bill. The solar system will be installed directly to the grid using net-metering system. It is obvious that during day time, you are going to run your electrical appliances on solar electricity and any extra units generated by your solar system will be fed into the grid. You will make money for the extra units transferred to the grid. During night when there is no solar electricity you draw electricity from the grid. The switching from solar to grid and vice-versa is automatic.
Now if you understand the above situation, the first half of the day of your electricity needs are fulfilled by the solar electricity and the second half (after sunset) is taken care by the grid electricity. If I assume uniform consumption of the units then by this accounting, your monthly electricity bill is almost reduced to half and you will be saving hundred of dollars every month.
Little worry about rising grid electricity rates each year
After solar installation you will hedge your money from the ever-rising electricity prices. It is a fact that the grid electricity prices are going to increase in the future and no one can reverse this trend. This simply means that if you solely depend on the grid electricity for your future needs, you will be paying more amount of money each year for the same units of electricity consumed. But post solar installation you are no longer totally dependent on the grid electricity and in this way, you will be saved from paying higher electricity bills and will lead a tension free lifestyle with your family and solar system.
You will become more environment friendly
It is a known fact that the energy generated from the fossils fuels (coal & petroleum) pollutes the environment. Every nation is trying hard to mitigate its negative effect on the environment and one such step is to install a solar system at your rooftop. Post solar installation will reduce your dependability on the fossils fuels (grid electricity is mainly generated from the fossil fuels) hence help in creating sustainable environment around us.
Do maintenance and watch performance
Although solar panels require very less maintenance and have a life of more than 25 years but their performance degrade gradually with time and when not cleaned properly. We should take care that the surface of the solar panels receives the good amount of sunlight and is free from the dust & dropping, otherwise their performance may drop and can impact your return on investment. Make a routine to clean your solar panels every weekend by yourself or hire somebody to do it. You can also keep track the performance of the panels using many tools and services which do online monitoring and provide the real time data on your smart phone.
With solar your attitude towards electricity consumption during the day may become carefree and you tend to consume more of it as it will be free of cost. Don’t leave your fans and lights on when not in use rather use free electricity more judiciously like adding other electrical utilities which you feel can add value to your home, can provide you comfort and can do your work in less time. The solar installation is a long-term investment and you reap its benefits over a period of time.
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