It’s a comment we hear so often these days: home energy bills are through the roof. And the brutal Canadian winters, heating bills are sure to be a source of pain for many Canadian households for years to come.
At the same time, many Canadians are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment – so we leave the world a better place for our children.
But with the price of natural resources so high these days, how can we take control of our energy bills, and lessen our eco-footprint at the same time?
How about by using the one natural resource that is FREE: the sun!
The Benefits of Solar Energy in the Home
Solar energy has become a big trend lately, for good reason:
- Using solar energy in your home can reduce energy bills by 80%
- Solar energy is clean and renewable
- Solar energy systems require little maintenance
- Solar energy gets you “off the grid”, and out of the clutches of the utility companies
Maybe this is why do-it-yourself solar kits have become so popular of late. With many of the supplies required to build a home solar unit readily available, and the price of electricity and natural gas climbing every month, many Canadians are jumping on board the solar bandwagon.
Who Is Using Solar Power In Their Home?
Solar power has moved beyond “tree huggers”. Now solar is being used by people from all walks of life. People who want to:
- Take control of their energy bills
- Lessen their dependence on the utility companies
- Tread more lightly on the earth
In other words, solar power at home has reached the mainstream!
Take the Next Step in Getting Your Home on Solar Power
We’ve taken a pretty quick look at the benefits of solar power in the article. If you’d like to learn more about how solar power works, we recommend the free sources of information on the web, such as this government website.
If you’d like to get started today, or simply want a more straightforward explanation of solar power in the home, we recommend this handy guide by Earth4Energy.
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