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“What Can I Use Solar Energy For?”

sunlight-and-solar-panelsDid you know that, out of the 365 days of the year, at last 271 of those days are filled with sunshine in Fresno, CA? It’s true! This doesn’t always mean it’s warm but it does mean that, for more than half the year, our city is bathed in light from the sun.

Of course, when you live somewhere with that much sunshine, you should be able to take advantage of it a little to improve your life, and we don’t mean by suntanning more often. We are actually talking about putting that sunlight to work for you with solar panels in Fresno, CA.

If you are wondering how solar panels work and what they can be used to power in your home, we can give you the answers you are looking for.

What do solar panels do?

When we are talking about solar panels, we are specifically discussing photovoltaic solar panels. These types of panels are used for absorbing sunlight and turning it into direct current energy and then to alternating current energy which can power devices around your home.

What can my solar panels be used to power?

Believe it or not, you can set up your solar panels to deliver energy to just about anything that plugs in throughout your home. You can set up the solar energy in a generalized way to be applied to your entire electrical panel, allowing it to power everything from the bedroom lights to the refrigerator. On the other hand, you can direct the energy to a specific circuit so it only powers certain items in your home such as your HVAC system. As long as you work with an expert technician, the choice is your to make!

How does using solar energy benefit me?

If you are considering opting into the solar energy movement, you deserve to know what the benefits of doing so are. Benefits of using solar power include:

  • It helps the environment: Solar energy doesn’t create pollution or greenhouse gases the way other power sources do, making it clean and eco-friendly.
  • It is renewable: Unless the sun suddenly went away, there is no end to the amount of solar energy you can enjoy.
  • It helps reduce resource use: When you use solar energy it helps you to reduce your use of energy created using things like gas or coal.
  • It provides great savings incentives: Even if you don’t use all of the solar energy that your panels create, you can send the rest to the electrical grid. This can help you earn credits and discounts on electrical bills.

Trust Us for Your Solar Panel Services

Considering hopping on the “solar train?” If so, you will want to work with professional technicians to assess what exactly you can install, and have that installation done properly. Whether you want a little extra power for the entirety of your home, or you just need solar energy to power your water heater, our team of experts can help.

Contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment.

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