Take Control of Winter Energy Price Hikes With Solar Power
Oct. 26, 2021
Natural gas prices have doubled since this time last year, which means utility and heating bills are on the rise across the country—the National Energy Assistance Directors Association predicts that gas bills could increase by as much as 30% this winter.
The good news is that alternatives like energy efficient electric heat pump mini splits and solar energy are readily available. Taking steps to electrify your home, upgrading your insulation, and installing residential solar panels this winter will help you take control of your own energy production and save significant amounts of money on your utility bills for the next 25+ years.
Generate Your Own Free Electricity With Solar Panels
When natural gas prices rise, electricity prices rise with them. This is because utility companies burn natural gas and other fossil fuels to produce electricity. As production prices increase, the cost of electricity goes up, and consumers end up paying more to power their homes.
Solar panels and solar batteries allow you to generate and store electricity at your home for free. Any excess electricity generated can be sent back to the grid in exchange for net metering credits to lower or eliminate any grid-supplied electricity.
Exactly how much solar panels save on electricity bills varies depending on the number of panels in the system, the amount of energy the home consumers, and other factors. Boston Solar can help you determine how much electricity you consume on average and design a system that will offset your electricity costs by as much as 100%.
Power Electric Heating & Kitchen Appliances for Free With Solar Energy
When you make the switch to high-efficiency, all-electric appliances for heating like ductless mini-splits and electric cooktops for cooking, you’ll be able to power your entire home using electricity generated by your solar panels. This means you’ll never have to worry about fluctuating natural gas prices and their impact on your family’s comfort and safety again. Additionally, by insulating and air sealing your home, you’ll further reduce the amount of electricity needed to heat or cool your home.
Take Advantage of Solar Incentives and Rebates
With the cost of natural gas and grid-generated electricity going up, you don’t want to also worry about the cost of energy efficient upgrades and the cost of going solar. Solar incentives like the 26% federal solar tax credit, net metering, SMART, and ConnectedSolutions can help you earn money and tax credits when you install solar panels. Plus in Massachusetts, you can also be eligible for further equipment rebates and incentives for energy efficient heating upgrades and insulating your home through the Mass Save® program. With utility prices continuing to climb this winter, there has never been a better time to install residential solar panels at your Massachusetts home.
Schedule Your Solar Panel System Installation With the Number One Local Solar Installer
Looking for a solar company near you in Massachusetts? Call Boston Solar today. We are a highly experienced, 100% locally owned and operated solar installer that has completed more than 4,800 solar installations. Solar benefits homeowners in so many ways and we are committed to helping our customers save money on their energy bills, avoid volatile utility costs, and keep their homes running efficiently with solar energy.
Avoid high winter energy costs with solar! Call 617-858-1645 or contact us to schedule a free solar consultation.