Solar energy has numerous benefits for Arizona homeowners— as a renewable energy source, it’s better for the environment, it helps insulate you from rising electricity rates, and the cost of installation continues to drop, making the upfront investment less and less of a financial hurdle.
Perhaps the greatest benefit is the money savings you’ll receive from installing residential solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. If you’re tired of shelling out more and more money to run your air conditioning every summer, a solar install could be the perfect solution for your home.
More Sunlight = More Electricity For Your Home
There’s a reason why the summer days feel so much longer than the winter ones: they are! Did you know that the longest Arizona day in late June has nearly 4.5 more hours of daylight than the shortest day in December?
Any time the sun is out, the solar panels on your Arizona home are ready to work hard to power your home and the appliances and HVAC systems you have running. So, with all that extra daylight your house gets in the summer, your solar panel system will have even more time to generate energy and electricity to run your home, including your AC.
Solar Batteries Let You Use Free Electricity 24/7
But what about when you need to run your AC during cloudy days, or at night, to keep your house comfortable? There are solar options to help you there as well! While your panels won’t be producing electricity at night, you can store the excess generated electricity from the daytime in a grid-tied or off-grid system that has solar battery storage, and use it when your panels can’t keep up with your electricity usage. Instead of shelling out more money to the utility company, you can continue to draw on 100% free renewable solar energy for your home comfort.
Solar Panels Can Help Keep Your Roof Cooler
A significant amount of heat getting into your house is from the hot sun heating up the shingles on your roof. That heat transfers through the building materials of your home, into your attic, and eventually into your living spaces, sending your AC into overdrive.
With solar panels covering up a good portion of your roof, you’ll be able to reduce your roof temperature and lower the amount of heat that makes its way into your home. This isn’t just a common sense idea: a recent study showed that “a building's ceiling was 5 degrees Fahrenheit cooler under solar panels than under an exposed roof.” And for similar reasons, homes are better able to retain heat overnight with solar energy roof installation.
Schedule Your Arizona Solar Consultation Today
Want to know how much solar panels cost for your house? Reach out to Energy Solution Providers, Arizona’s leading solar company. With a little bit of information about your home and current electricity usage, we can give you a free solar quote showing how you can reduce your monthly utility bills.
We’ll even walk you through Arizona’s solar power incentives and financing, including the federal solar tax credit for 2020, including solar rebates and solar loans that help make installing a solar PV system more affordable than ever.
Reach out to the best solar company near you and start reducing your AC bills this summer. Call 520-868-0700 or contact us to get started.