It’s no surprise: In today’s world, we use a lot of excess energy and power. With so much technology, we stretch our resources to the limit to power our convenient lifestyles. We also emit a lot of pollution into the atmosphere. But whoever said that in order to have convenience, you have to forget about the Earth and what’s best for the environment?
Fortunately, there’s an alternative – for your house, anyway. It is called a Solar Set-Up, and it can do a lot for you, and this can do a lot for the environment.
What are the advantages of having a Solar Set-Up for your own home?
Here are the positive features of a solar set-up:
Saves On Utility Costs
When you invest in a solar set-up, you actually save money overall. How? Your utility bills can decrease by as much as 20 to 30 percent each month. That is money that really adds up over time, amounting to over thousands of rands, so you can actually end up saving a lot of money over the years.
Protects the Environment
By getting a solar set-up, you can really do your part for the environment. Using solar panels, a solar set-up converts DC power into AC power, which is then used to generate your household electricity. In addition, a solar set-up reduces the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere. Reports say that the average American home emits more than 16,000 pounds of CO2 annually, in South Africa we can not be far behind that number, so switching to this set-up really does drastically reduce pollution and does do its part for the environment.
No Large, Upfront Investment
If you’re thinking “That sounds great, but I just don’t know if I could afford it,” you’re in luck. While some companies make it so expensive that you have to get bank or bond finance for your solar set-up, others work to make it more affordable. There are companies around that will install a system that will suit your means, just do some homework first to make sure these companies are legit, do not get taken for a ride. The DIY route has been successful followed by many and this is is a good option if you are at all handy at DIY.
Going green really is more of a reality than a lot of people think. It is efficient and affordable. And it can really end up saving a lot of money in the long run. In addition, it does a lot for the environment without requiring you to give up anything at all. In the end, these positive features of a solar set-up really make it a win-win situation.