To switch or on to switch?
No, we’re not talking about switching off your lights or leaving them on when you retire to bed. That’s an easy problem. If you want a good night’s sleep, you need to flick that switch.
We’re talking about whether or not you should switch to renewable energy. Perhaps you’re in this conundrum because you’ve been seeing solar panels popping up on the roofs in your neighborhood. Or you live in an area that’s next to a wind farm and you’ve been hearing good things about wind energy.
Regardless of what’s stirring up your debate, where are here to help you make a firm decision. Continue reading to learn why moving to renewable energy makes a lot of sense.
1. Renewable Energy Is Good for Your Wallet
The vast majority of people in the United States are living paycheck to paycheck. The COVID-19 pandemic has also added to this financial pressure.
If you’re among these people, you certainly hate receiving your monthly energy bills, which seem to be going up, now that you’re spending more time indoors. There’s nothing cool about paying about $120 a month on electricity when you’re on a tight budget.
Switching to renewable energy can help you lower your energy bills. Installing solar panels in your home will take your monthly bill to $0, but the upfront cost of the setup can be prohibitive. Even then, you can still hook up your home to a solar grid.
2. Clean Power, Healthier Planet
You don’t have to be a scientist to see that climate change isn’t a hox. Sea levels are rising by the day and surface temperature is getting hotter.
These events might not threaten your existence, but what about future generations? Do you want your grandkids to bake in unbearable heat when their time comes?
If you care about our planet, the best time to take action was yesterday. The second-best time is now. And one of the things you can do to make an impact is switch to renewable energy.
Renewable energy sources, such as sun and wind, are clean. Converting them into power doesn’t harm the environment as converting fossil fuels into power does.
3. Property Value
Over time, your residential property will typically gain some value.
This is good news, especially if you plan to sell the place at some point in the future. However, on their own, homes can only gain so much. You have to make a number of upgrades if you want your property to aggressively gain value.
Powering up your home with renewable energy sources is one such upgrade that will add a lot of value to your home. Solar panels, for instance, can add up to about $10,000 to the value of your home. What’s more, homes with solar power generally sell a lot faster than those without.
Switching to Renewable Energy Makes a Lot of Sense
There’s no doubt about it. Switching to renewable energy is a no-brainer. It’s good for a planet that’s under a major threat, lowers your energy expenses, and can add value to your property. What more benefits do you want?
Embrace renewable energy and keep reading our blog for more tips and insights.