Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Considering Solar Panels To Reduce My Electric Bill

I've been considering how I can reduce my home energy expenses. My bills aren't enormous, but I do pay about $150 a month before heating and cooling expenses. I've already put in some energy efficient light bulbs in every room, and believe it or not, we actually knocked off about $20 from our bill just by that simple switch.

Once I saved money by switching my light bulbs, it got me thinking that I should take it a step further, and possibly add solar panels, or a wind turbine. I don't know how to attach a power inverter to my electric box, so I'll need an electrician for that, but I think spending a few hundred dollars, just under a thousand, should start saving me another $30 to $50 off my electric bill. That monthly savings would mean that the solar panel would pay for itself within 2-3 years.

When you thinking of going green as saving some green, then it gives you a whole new reason to be just a little more environmentally conscious.

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