Have you been thinking about adding solar power to your home? Have you wondered whether to add a Photovoltaic (PV) (electric) or a Solar Thermal (hot water) system?
The systems are vastly different and it’s not always intuitive as to which one will benefit you the most. How much sun-drenched roof you have might make the decision for you.
This Bensalem home had enough roof area with good solar exposure to employ both systems. These homeowners will be offsetting both their electric and natural gas bills. With PECO raising prices regularly (especially in the summer), these solar systems will help them control their overall energy cost & consumption.
An interesting reality here in greater Philadelphia is that natural gas is relatively inexpensive. Local natural gas production has increased and many claim that prices will remain low for years to come.
This is not the case with electricity. Costs are trending upward – and not slowly, either. With antiquated grids and a myriad of regulations, electricity generation and transmission are becoming more and more expensive.
This reality coupled with the decreasing costs of Solar PV systems have led some in the industry to suggest that it does not make sense to install Solar Thermal systems at all. They argue that instead of solar thermal panels, one should add more PV panels and replace conventional hot water heaters with highly efficient electric heat pump water heaters.
The bottom line for homeowners considering solar is to trust the experts. Contact Montgomery County’s leading residential energy expert – Post Remodeling & Handyman Services – and determine the best course of action. Every home is unique and requires a thoughtful custom energy strategy.
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