6 Reasons Why You Should Install Solar Panels
Heating our homes from fossil fuels accounts for over 20% of all UK carbon emissions. With gas boilers set to be banned in the next few years, and air source heat pumps unsuitable for millions of homes, if we are to achieve carbon net zero by 2050, we will all need to have a rethink on how we are going to heat our homes and water.
Installing solar panels brings a host of benefits and if you are considering going green and moving to a renewable heating source, Solar Guide can help and will arrange up to 3 free, no obligation quotes from MCS registered installers.
Ready to be convinced? Here are 6 reasons why you should install solar panels.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Solar provides a clean and green source of energy and produces no greenhouse gases or carbon emissions. An average-size home with a solar panel installation will save over one tonne of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere every year.
Save on energy bills
Solar panels absorb the Sun's energy to generate free electricity saving you considerable amounts on your energy bills every year. The good news is that it doesn't even have to be bright and sunny for your solar panels to generate electricity as they still work well on cloudy and overcast days.
Earn money with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)
The SEG ensures homeowners with solar panels are paid for any excess renewable energy that is exported back to the National Grid. All energy suppliers with over 150,000 customers are part of this scheme and each energy supplier will pay different rates. Be sure to shop around for an energy supplier once your panels are installed to maximise your income. Get Free Solar Quotes Now
Easy to maintain
Unlike gas boilers which need a good annual service to keep them working well, solar panels, once installed, require very little looking after. Thanks to the angle they are installed at, rain washes off any dirt and grime and as long as you give them an occasional clean, your solar panels should keep the same efficiency levels for 25 years.
Independence from the grid
Once you install your new solar system you become an energy generator and have less reliance on the national grid. This will be vital in years to come with demand for electricity on the increase thanks to electric vehicles and other renewable heating solutions. You can even go one step further and invest in a storage battery, allowing you to use the free energy you have generated to power your home at any time of the day or night.
Increase the value of your home
The government targets to reach net zero by 2050 mean that focus on renewable energy is only going to increase. Energy efficiency within homes is a big driver when it comes to a property’s value and also adds another attractive selling point for potential buyers. Investing in solar panels now could prove to make significant financial sense. Get up to 3 free, no obligation quotes today. See how much you could save.