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Is Solar Power A Good Option For Your Texas Home?

  • October 3, 2022

As energy bills are increasing in cost from month to month, home solar power can be a great way to make sure your home stays powered and your energy bill stays low. But how do you know if your house is a good candidate for solar panels? 

Speir Solar is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your solar panel and solar energy needs. Let’s find out if your house is suitable for a solar installation and find out what solutions are available for you.

Things To Consider Before Going Solar

There are three main things that contribute to whether or not your home would be a good candidate for solar panels and a solar energy solution: roof orientation, climate in your area, and the condition of your roof.

Considering roof orientation is important when it comes to how well solar panels will work for your home. Although homes with the roof oriented east or west facing get adequate sunlight exposure, houses in North America get the most sunlight on roofs with southern exposure, which can contribute to more solar energy being able to be used and more savings on your part.  Another thing to consider is if there is any shade or anything that could block the trees. If there are trees near your home that create excessive shade on your roof, rooftop panels may not be the best option for your home and you may need to explore more options.

Solar panels are built to work in all climates, but more places where the weather is clear and sunny can have a bigger impact on how much energy solar power can provide and how much it lowers your energy bill. A place where it is cloudy and rainy will still bring some savings, but not as much as more temperate climates.

In some cases, rooftops may not be suitable for solar systems due to age or the slope of the roof. If you are in an older home, you may have to have your roof evaluated and make sure your roof can withstand the weight of the solar panels on your roof.  The size, shape, and slope of your roof are also important things to consider. Majority of the time, solar panels perform best on south-facing roofs with a slope between 15 and 40 degrees, though other roofs and ground solar panels may work well if your roof isn’t in the best place.

Get A Free Home Solar Quote With Speir Solar

Still want to learn more about if your home is ready for solar? Find out how easy and affordable it is to install home solar power in Texas. Contact the experts in home solar power and solar panel installation at Speir Solar at 512.537.6527 to get a free quote or ask any questions. We’re here to help people in our Texas community move to more sustainable and renewable energy in solar power. Get a free consultation with Spier Solar and start saving today.

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