With the rising energy costs, the need for renewable energy is more pressing than ever. Solar energy is increasingly becoming an obvious choice for homeowners, given that sunshine is free, abundant, and clean.
While Investing in solar technology comes with a higher initial cost, it can help you save thousands of dollars in the long run. Here we’ll briefly discuss the best solar investments you can make in 2024 in Volusia and Flagler counties.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System
Solar PVs are the panels you see on roofs. They convert sunlight into electric energy, which powers your lights, HVAC systems, and other home appliances. With the correct calculations, solar panels can provide enough power to cover your home energy needs.
Moreover, Flagler and Volusia counties have adequate sunshine throughout the year. That means, for the most part, you will enjoy free energy hence reducing your reliance on the grid.
What makes solar PVs an even more attractive investment in 2024 is ownership. It’s your property. Unlike the electricity generated from the grid that you pay for monthly, solar panels are yours to enjoy throughout the years. What’s more? According to a study by Zillow, they increase your home’s value by about 4.1%. (1)
While solar PV panels are great, the installation also matters. For instance, you might have the appropriate number of panels installed in the wrong direction or angle. That would affect the energy production levels significantly. Ensure you work with a qualified professional like Wayne Solar for the best results.
Solar Pool Heating Systems
If you have a pool in your home or commercial building, you can benefit big time from a solar pool heating system. They warm up your pool water by circulating it through solar collectors.
While they are not instant heat generators, they offer a steady and reliable energy source.
The only compromise you will have to make is to wait a few hours for your pool’s temperature to reach the desired level. But that will depend on the size of your pool.
Solar pool heaters utilize UV light to heat water, making it easier to enjoy a swim during the cold season. That helps you avoid the high costs associated with gas and electric heat pumps. The only cost you will incur after installation is the regular inspections and maintenance to keep it at pick performance.
However, this maintenance is minimal compared to other heating systems, making them an excellent investment in 2024.
Solar Water Heaters
Showers are among the most energy-consuming activities in your home. And living in hot Volusia and Flagler counties of Florida, you can take several a day. If you’re using electricity, your monthly bills will be huge.
Fortunately, you can save up to 50%–80% of your energy costs by installing a solar water heater. This system has a water tank, solar collectors, and insulation. The collectors absorb energy from the sun and transfer it to the tank where the water gets heated. (2)
Like the PVs, the initial installation cost of a solar water heater is high. But you will start seeing returns almost immediately since you won’t have to pay for electricity. Moreover, you can enjoy hot water for 15-20 years before replacing the collectors or system.
At Wayne Solar, we understand how significant a sound investment is, and we are here to ensure you make the right decisions in 2024. Our high-quality solar systems can help you save money and enjoy a clean energy source. Call us today at (386) 673-9720, and let us make your investment in solar a success.
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