A new year is an exciting time to reevaluate and a new decade provides even more motivation to see if it is time to make a change. There are a lot of worthy New Year’s resolutions — decisions to get healthy, read more, or to quit a bad habit. However, there are few New Year’s resolutions that will provide as high of a return as deciding to switch your Salt Lake home to solar energy. 

Stick around to learn about the possibilities of solar panel installation and alternative energy sources for your home or visit the Alternative Energy Services with Gardner Energy. We can help you find the right set up for your home, budget, and needs, and would love to help you experience the most possible returns for your investment. Visit our website and contact us today for a free quote. 

4 Reasons to Switch to Solar This New Year

Making a change for the new year is an investment in your future and there is nothing that will invest in your future like solar energy.  

An Investment in the Planet

No matter how you feel about climate change, it is clear that we as inhabitants of the planet need to be proactive about taking care of it. There is no place like it in the entire solar system; most of us will probably enjoy living on this planet for our entire lives, but what about your kids and their kids, and their kids — what kind of future does the planet have for them? When we make changes in 2020, the impact of those decisions will be felt far into the future — 2040, 2070, and 2120. Invest in the future of mankind, with alternative energy sources. 

You Can Go Off-Grid

Solar also provides you the option to go off-grid and enjoy energy independence. No longer do you have to pay money to utility companies and other entities. Also, by becoming independent, you can steer clear of the volatile energy market that relies on fossil fuels and other sources that aren’t renewable and negatively affect the environment and the world market at large. 

Solar Energy is Essentially Free

Solar energy is essentially free energy, which no one can monopolize. The sun rises and sets with the consistency of nothing else and so you never have to worry about blackouts or issues caused by the power company. The sun is and hopefully always will be here to warm our planet and — if you invest in solar energy — to power your home. 

Save Money on Energy Costs

Investing in solar energy provides you several opportunities to save money. Though the initial investment is more money than what you would pay for your solar energy, the returns are well worth it. There may also be financing options that would make the installation cost easier to bear. 

Additionally, because you would go off-grid or get most of your energy from your solar energy system, your monthly energy bills will go down considerably — enough to pay for your solar panel system easily. You can enjoy energy credits from your local energy company so that when you do have to draw upon the city’s source of energy, it’s free. What’s more, you may also be eligible for tax incentives. The benefits are endless.

These are just a few of the reasons why you should switch to solar energy this decade. Visit the Alternative Energy Services with Gardner Energy website to learn more about what solar panel installation could do for you. Get a free quote