What To Know Before Going Solar
Getting solar energy for your home can be an amazingly worthwhile investment. But, because of the costs, it is not a decision to rush. Not only do you have to consider the expense, but you are also going to have a system installed on your home’s roof, meant to last 20 years or longer. This is not one of those “name brand vs generic grocery item” sorts of decisions. It is not even a “which car do we choose?” level of question. Solar panel installation is right up there with making major home renovations, so it is important to consider all the factors before you take the plunge and upgrade your New Hampshire home. Ask yourself:
1. Can your home handle it?
First and foremost, it is important to think structurally. You will need to figure out if your roof was built to bear the additional weight that a solar array will add. In addition, you should consider whether your roof receives enough light throughout the day—though, as technology improves, this is becoming a less important factor.
2. Is your home efficient enough?
The number of solar panels your home needs will depend on how much electricity your family uses. Making efficiency improvements like installing new windows and insulation, upgrading to Energy Star appliances, and so forth will help reduce your electricity needs, which will lower the number of solar panels your home requires.
3. Are you going to purchase your system outright or finance with a loan?
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to how you’ll pay, as there are benefits associated with both options. A loan means you will owe less up front and see instant savings on your electric bill. Purchasing outright, as you imagine, means you will own the solar array on your home outright and you’ll realize the best long-term savings.
4. Are you allowed to have solar panels?
As solar energy becomes a more common option, the question of permission is slowly slipping away. However, some homeowners’ associations and local regulations will have a say in your solar panel options. For example, some HOAs have been known to only allow solar panels on rear-facing roof slopes, or forbid them from the neighborhood. Make sure you double check what is allowed in your area before signing on the dotted line.
Do these questions leave you scratching your head? Not to worry! The RGS Energy team is more than happy to help. We’re familiar with New Hampshire regulations and we have been installing solar panel systems for a long time. We’ll be more than happy to help you navigate the process and answer all of your questions along the way.
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Save With Solar in New Hampshire
When you stop and think about it, we live in one of the most exciting times in human history. Considering the level of technological advancement we have achieved as a species in the last 50 years, it is quite staggering to think about the fact that many of the modern conveniences we take for granted every single day are, in many cases, younger than the people who are reading this page. Smartphones, computers, self-driving vehicles, and a myriad of other pieces of technology have changed the way that we go about our day to day lives and, if history is any indication, they will continue to shape our lives in ways that we cannot even fathom at this point in time. However, with these amazing technological achievements comes a price. All of these devices, and most of the devices that we rely on, consume electricity. While it is true that electricity has been one of the most important commodities in the world, at no point in history has electricity, and the way that this electricity is produced, been more important than it is now.
At RGS Energy, we have been helping people make the switch to solar since 1978. From humble beginnings as the Real Goods Store, we have been a national leader in the adoption of solar energy and, through these years of experience, we have seen just about every solar scenario that you can think of. In our quest to bring solar power to as many people in the United States as possible, we proudly offer our solar services to the residents of New Hampshire so that they may also see what the world of solar energy can offer them. According to a study released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, national energy demands are only set to increase over the coming decades and, in our opinion, it is important that New Hampshire residents understand the options that they have available to them in relation to home energy production.
New Hampshire Solar Energy Services
RGS Energy provides the following solar energy services to New Hampshire residents:
- Solar Panel Installations
- Solar Panel Financing
- Solar Panel Maintenance Services
We are a full service solar energy company and your best choice in New Hampshire. If you have any questions about how we can help you make the switch to solar energy, give us a call today at 877-747-4338!