With the rising cost of fossil fuel, and an overheating planet continuing to make headings, there has never been a better time to switch to solar.
Semper Solaris solar panels offer sustainable and cost-effective energy for a home.
Yet, you may wonder whether you have the budget to make the switch. In this article, we’ll explore a home’s energy needs and other factors to help you determine the cost of solar for your 2000 sq ft home.
Energy Needs: A 2000 Sq Ft House
If you have a 2000 sq ft house, you may think the size of your home will solely determine the solar panel system you need. However, it’s more reliant on the amount of energy you use, and several factors shape that.
First, the number of people who live in your house will be a significant factor. More people means more energy use; like showers, electronics, and kitchen appliances.
The equipment in your house will also be something to take into consideration. You’ll use more solar energy if you have many power-hungry appliances, like an old HVAC unit.
It will also depend on whether your appliances are energy efficient or not.
Finally, you’ll need to think about geography. If you live in extreme climates, you are more likely to need either heating or air conditioning.
Average Costs to Install Solar Panels
When considering buying an affordable solar panel system, you must calculate a few costs. That includes:
- Solar panels
- Mounting hardware
- Solar installation
In 2023, the average cost of a 6-kW system in California is $17,160 (before any tax credits or incentives). Semper Solaris has a range of products you can choose from for your solar panel system, which will also determine your final cost.
Installing Your Solar Panels
Don’t forget that when budgeting for solar panels, you have to account for the solar panel installation cost as well as the equipment and what solar panel option you want.
Some homes need roof replacements before installation, so consider that when obtaining quotes.
When choosing installation options, it’s also worth considering maintenance packages as well as battery storage installation.
Ongoing maintenance, including cleaning and inspection, will lower your long-term costs. It will keep your solar panels in top condition and running efficiently.
Financial Support to Reduce Costs
Before getting solar panels, consider whether your state offers solar panel tax incentives or other government initiatives.
The Federal Solar Tax Credit will also help lower the cost of panels. You may also find other financing forms, such as solar loans, net metering, or purchase agreements.
Consider the Long Term Savings
When looking at your upfront costs, you should calculate the long-term savings of solar to help find your break-even point.
You’ll make savings on your bills, and it will increase your property value.
Some tariffs also buy back unused solar energy helping you save more money. And you can take simple steps in your home to maximize energy efficiency, such as buying more eco-friendly appliances.
Semper Solaris Solar Panels: Cost-Effective Energy
When calculating the cost of Semper Solaris solar panels, you’ll need to consider how much energy you use to arrive at a figure. However, with tax incentives and long-term energy savings, you may be surprised at how cost-effective it is for your home.
For more information on Semper Solaris’ solar panel and battery installation services, book an appointment to get your free estimate!