Top 5 FAQ Homeowners Ask About Solar, Answered
You have questions? We have answers! Solar Bear knows that adding a solar system to your home is an important decision, not an impulse buy, so we take pride in providing access to the information that you need to make an informed choice. Read on to see the top 5 frequently asked questions that homeowners ask about going solar.
1. How do solar panels work?
Once installed, solar panels work by absorbing sunlight, generating direct current (DC) energy, and then converting it to usable alternating current (AC) energy. The AC energy runs from an inverter to your home’s electrical panel (breaker box) and is distributed accordingly. Electricity flows throughout the home, powering energy-dependent items like the HVAC system, water heater, appliances, etc.
2. What financial incentives are available with solar?
There are a number of local and federal tax incentives that may reduce or eliminate your monthly utility bill. The Solar Bear team will recommend all applicable options that may include net metering, the federal solar investment tax credit and Florida’s Solar and CHP sales tax exemption that could save 6% of what you would otherwise owe in taxes.
3. Is solar financing available?
Yes! During the initial consultation, our team will recommend the best financing options available for your situation.
4. How long will my solar panels last?
Solar panels are incredibly durable, usually lasting anywhere between 25 to 30 years. As part of our holistic approach to energy-saving solutions, Solar Bear also offers a larger overall home energy plan that will help extend the life of your system.
5. How much can I save with solar?
This can vary from house to house but on average, you can expect to save 40-80% on your electric bill. For a better look at your annual savings, there are a few factors like electricity consumed, the size of your solar system and how much direct sunlight your panels receive that contribute to how much energy and money you can save on your utility bill.
Solar Bear wants to make going solar an easy and seamless experience for you! With our extensive experience and a plethora of fantastic benefits, going solar has never been easier. Get started with your free estimate today!