How solar energy panels will improve your house for you and future buyers.
When it comes to remodeling and keeping your house looking updated for both your family and potential future resale, homeowners often focus on paint, appliances and other superficial aspects that are aesthetically pleasing. Even though staying on top of every detail is always important, an often forgotten home improvement that could make a huge difference now and when you go to sell your home is implementing solar energy. Here are a few reasons why:
Increase Your Home Value
According to Wholesale Solar, “A recent study by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory concludes that solar panels increase home value by $14,329 on average. Homes equipped with solar power systems sell for 3.74% more than comparable non-solar properties.”
This, in addition to how much you’ll be saving in utilities, makes acquiring solar panels a no brainer from a financial standpoint. Click here to learn why the higher your bill is, the more solar energy benefits you’ll see.
Sell your Home Faster
Studies have shown that solar homes sell 20% faster as solar panels are viewed as upgrades, just like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement. Because potential buyers are aware of the benefits of solar energy, they’ll be more likely to make an offer faster and save you and your family time and effort.
Reap the Benefits Right Away
Even if you’re not planning on selling your home for a few years, solar panels are a great investment because you can start reaping the benefits right away. The main benefits of solar energy are:
Reduced dependence on fossil fuels
- Solar may provide energy to your home when the power is out
- Savings on energy bills now and hedges against rising costs of power in the future
- Better performance than an Individual Retirement Account (IRA)
- 30% Individual Federal Tax Credit* (Fades after 2019)
- Alternative energy leaves a legacy of environmental sustainability to future generations
So what are other benefits of solar panels when it comes to home resale? Believe it or not, aesthetics is a big one, as solar panels can look good too!
A big concern for those considering solar energy is the thought that their house won’t look as good with bulky, old fashioned panels. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case, as new designs and technologies make solar panels attractive and modern. This HGTV article explains that there are many different options for designs that blend with your home’s architecture. “The latest generation of solar products integrates photovoltaic cells with traditional building materials, such as roof shingles or slates, so they are part of the building, not an add-on,” they explain.
At Creative Solar USA we’re here to help!
At Creative Solar USA we want to help you make the best decisions for you and your family. This is why we are here to walk you through every step of the journey towards acquiring solar energy. For more information on financial incentives, what to expect and other solar energy benefits, contact us today!