Solar — Costs vs. Savings

SOLAR Systems and Can I afford it.

The up front cost of a Solar Array is pretty expensive, there are programs to help you finance them.  Lets talk about some Estimate Costs on savings vs up front costs for the solar array.

Unknown-1

I am finding that many business and homeowners are reporting to save anywhere from 50% to 90% on their system, bear in mind that everyone’s system is completely individualized for what works best for you, where you live, how much sunlight you get for your location, and what you are looking for, so unless you meet with a company one on one and get an actual estimate, you won’t know for sure.  My power bill every month ranges from $50.00 to $200.00 depending on time of year and how many kids are home leaving lights on.   For fun, lets use the $200.00 and say with a solar array we save 80% of our bill, as far as my math skills go, that is saving me $160.00 for that month!!  I like that!  so on a $50.00 a month, it would save me $40.00! I like that too!  Lets add some random numbers between the two for 12 months –  $1360.00 for the year roughly!   The solar array will also increase your home value and could be a big selling point if you decide to move.   Plus there are a lot of tax credits and incentives for having a solar system.

Unknown-3

So, an average 5kw system is about $23,000.00, again a lot of companies will help you with financing for this if you don’t have the money just laying around under your mattress.  SO, lets say I  get an average 5 kw system and I am saving the $1360.00/year so after 16.9 years it will be paying for itself.   Again, a very rough estimate, contact a licensed solar company with licensed electricians that install the panel to get a real estimate for you and your needs.

The standard requirements are a min 660 credit score and if your house will work with it we would need to check it out and see.  Of course all credit is oac from the lender.

 

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.46.59 PM

We are fully licensed and insured Electrical Contractor. We do work from Salt Lake City to Payson including Spanish Fork, American Fork, Orem, Provo, Lehi, and from Heber to Magna. We have the experience and expertise and do work in all of the electrical areas including residential, commercial, industrial, service work/electrical repair and solar installation. Give us a Call Now 8013585170. for an appointment.

stamp

Solar – is it right for you??

Solar has been becoming more popular every year.  So, is it right for you?

Unknown-3

The Sun is the most abundant source of energy!  It provides enough energy to run most individual homes.  But getting a solar panel system installed on your home is quite expensive up front and there are SO many options! First of all, OF COURSE, make sure the electrician that installs it is licensed and insured and qualified!

Unknown-2

Solar panels are made to absorb sunlight to create photovoltaic (PV) effect that turns sunlight into electricity.  A solar array (panels) are put on your roof at the optimum angels and area to absorb the most electricity for your home through an inverter.

solar-roof-panels

Solar Inverter is the electrical box that turns the Direct Current (DC)  to Alternating Current (AC)  that is used in homes.  Some inverters are able to hook up to your power company and you “bank power during the day and use it at night or on cloudy days”

Unknown-1

Solar Meter monitors the electricity produced to make sure everything is working correctly.

Check with your local power company to make sure they work with customers with solar panels, also check your state and local laws on solar panels before you invest. When checking out what solar company is best to buy from ask around and make sure they use qualified licensed and insured electricians to install, check out their website and any reviews to make sure you are going with the right company! Remember they will hype themselves up lot you have to look past that and find out if there for real.

Yes, we install complete solar systems.

We are fully licensed and insured Electrical Contractor. We do work from Salt Lake City to Payson including Spanish Fork, American Fork, Orem, Provo, Lehi, and from Heber to Magna. We have the experience and expertise and do work in all of the electrical areas including residential, commercial, industrial, service work/electrical repair and solar installation. Give us a Call Now  8013585170.

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.46.59 PM

24/7 emergency service available

stamp

Disclaimer: We are not liable this is info only. You must verify with your local authorities on or about your local laws and ordinances.

Space Heaters overloading Circuits

During the cold months lots of people use other resources to warm up; space heaters, electric blankets, etc.  But if they are putting too much load on your circuits this can cause problems. Sometimes it is better to layer up or just go ahead and turn the heater up a notch than to  overload the circuits.

UnknownFor example a common bedroom circuit is rated for 15 amps, a normal space heater (1500 Watts the same as 15 100 Watt lightbulbs) on High (low pulls about 750 Watts) will pull  about 12.5 amps, your lights are on, your radio is on, and bam, lights out–you tripped your breaker.  

Unknown-1

Now, some people like to use extension cords to make sure the heater is right by them, did you know that different extensions cords are rated for different amounts of Wattage? So yo can overload your extension cord and overload the circuit and cause all sorts of damage and fire danger!!!!!

Unknown

Make sure you call a qualified/licensed Electrician to work on your home!

We are fully licensed and insured Electrical Contractor. We do work all from Salt Lake City to Payson including Spanish Fork, American Fork, Orem, Lehi, and from Heber to Magna. We have the experience and expertise and do work in all of the electrical areas including residential, commercial, industrial and service work/electrical repair. Give us a call 8013585170.

Screen Shot 2015-12-31 at 11.46.59 PM

24/7 emergency service available

Disclaimer: We are not liable this is info only. You must verify with your local authorities on or about your local laws and ordinances.