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How to Save With Solar

Solar Costs

The heat in Fresno is rising, and so are electrical bills. Did you know? Fresno has been deemed California’s third-largest number of households with rooftop solar panels! Why? Because of Fresno’s climate, we need solar to save on our electricity bills.

Most people living in the Central Valley run their AC 4+ months out of the year which can result in thousands of dollars in electricity bills. Even setting the temperature at a reasonable number can still lead to a high monthly bill. However, once you go solar many of our customers leave the AC running 24/7 . Why? Because their low electricity bills make them say, “Why Not?”

If you are wondering whether or not you should go solar, ask yourself – How much am I paying per month for electricity? Most of our residential clients are paying $300-$2,000 per month for their homes before they go solar. Then once they make the switch their bills are usually cut by over 50%! 

In Fresno County, the 20-year savings by switching to solar panels averages at least $70,000. 

Nowadays, the incentives and savings are the best they have ever been. With .99% financing, government incentives and tax credits, there are only positives to going solar. Not fully convinced yet? Sol-Tek delivers a 4 to 7-year payback, and you’ll enjoy lower energy bills as an additional perk. 

At Sol-Tek, we provide services including, but not limited to:

  • Solar electricity
  • Solar pool heating
  • Solar hot water

You can save AND add value to your home with solar. In particular, Remodeling Magazine states that “a solar pool heater adds 100% of its cost to the resale value of your home.” The moment you install solar, your home equity rises. 

Though savings are inevitable after switching to solar energy, this amount may vary depending on a few factors. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before switching to solar panels:

  • How much am I currently spending on traditional electricity sources? Calculate your current electricity bill to better understand how much you can save by installing solar panels in your home.
  • What are the electricity rates in my area? Some states are more expensive than others and it is crucial to determine if your location is a hotspot for high electricity rates. “A good rule of thumb is if you live in a state with middle- to upper-level utility rates, solar will be a risk-free investment with major returns” (EnergySage, 2021).
  • Do I reside in an area with a significant amount of sunshine? As sunlight is the driving power for solar panels, this is a key factor when deciding whether to invest.

Ultimately, the benefits that come along with installing solar panels in your home are endless. This investment will not only make a huge financial difference in your energy bill but will provide you with incredible future payback rates and incentives. 

Make the switch to solar! You will not regret it!