In the emerging world of green home technology, home buyers are looking for ways to increase their commitment to the environment with a new home purchase. Accordingly, you can increase the value of your home by retrofitting it with more green technology.
Solar panel installation is just such an improvement. A growing number of home buyers is interested in the self-reliance that comes from having a solar array as part of their residence. It doesn’t need to cover all the power needs of the home. On the contrary, just a small panel can be enough for some buyers and a larger array could turn some buyers off. But there are a few things to consider when upgrading your home with a solar panel installation.
As you install solar, it’s worth considering the possibility of recharging an electric car. Electric cars are becoming a greater part of the market every year and they require a specific infrastructure and recharging station to be a viable solution for many people. You can easily piggy-back the installation of a charging station with a solar installation, effectively doubling down on the increase in home equity.
There are also many passive solar technologies that make a good accompaniment to a solar array. Passive solar includes such things as increasing the amount of sunlight that can penetrate south facing windows in the winter and decrease them in the summer. It’s hard to underestimate the importance of augmenting your solar panel installation with such energy saving features. Not only are they attractive to home buyers, they also decrease the demands you place on your solar panels, saving you even more money. And that is the kind of smart investment that will make home buyers excited about doing business with you.
If you’re looking for a way to invest in the present and future of your home that is going to stand up to the test of time, give us a call so we can help you explore the tremendous potential of solar.