When you’re considering whether you want to invest in a solar panel system, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all in terms of solar compatibility. As you evaluate your home’s solar potential, a professional’s point of view can provide invaluable insight into how well solar will work for you. But there are a few factors that you can look into before you reach out to a solar professional.
If you’re wondering what makes your home a good fit for solar panels, learn more about the deciding factors below!
1. Is Your Roof In Good Shape?
First and foremost, you need to know whether your home’s roof is in a condition where it can hold a solar panel system. Roofs that are old or damaged need to be repaired or re-roofed so that you don’t encounter problems later on.
2. Does Your Roof Receive Enough Sun?
A solar panel system won’t generate energy without sunlight! If you have trees blocking the sun from your roof or if your roof isn’t facing an optimal direction, your home may not be best for a solar panel system. Of course, you can trim trees back or better yet cut them down if they are keeping your home from getting enough sun, but that is an additional expense to consider before going forward.
3. What Does Your Electric Bill Look Like?
Your home’s current electricity usage determines how many solar panels you’ll need for your home. But even before adding solar panels, we work to raise the baseline efficiency of your home through our SMARTPWR360OTM package, which includes several products that can reduce your current energy consumption by up to 25%4. After all, no one runs their air conditioner with their windows open. That’s wasteful! For more information on those energy efficiency products, check out our SMARTPWR360OTM package today.
Evaluate Your Home’s Solar Potential With POWERHOME SOLAR
Unsure how solar will work for your home? Contact POWERHOME SOLAR today! Our team of local Grand Rapids solar experts would be happy to evaluate your home’s solar potential during our free, in-person consultation designed to help you join the solar movement. With the help of one of our experienced solar professionals, you’ll receive a free quote that will accurately estimate how much a solar panel system will cost and how your initial solar investment will pay off.