Building a custom home comes with many advantages. One of the advantages is the ability to customize. Naturally, you can build your home from scratch and design it as you want it. You can reflect your style and build based on your needs. The options are limitless!

One of those options is building a solar home. We get many clients wanting to build a home that is energy-efficient as well as solar powered. If you haven’t considered adding solar panels to your new custom home, we highly recommend you to. If you are not convinced, take a look at all the benefits:

Save on Energy Bills: One of the most important benefits is that you will reduce your energy bills. Think about the amount of energy that is used in the summer when everyone is home and the AC is constantly on. Then think about how you have to heat your home all winter. We tend to use a lot of energy, and solar panels will reduce that huge energy bill.

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Worried about cloudy days? Although your solar panels will produce more energy on sunny days, they are still able to draw energy on cloudy days, so you have nothing to worry about.

Tax Credit: You get 30% back from installation costs and equipment when you file your taxes. That’s right! You will get a federal income tax credit apart from lowering your energy bills.

Sell Energy: You can also sell energy back to the power companies. How does this work? If your solar panels generate more electricity than what you use, you can receive checks from the energy company for the electricity that gets stored on the grids.

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Help the Environment: While your #1 priority might be saving on your energy bills, you also save the environment when you use solar panels. You will help in combating greenhouse emissions and reduce your dependence on fossil fuels which not only helps you but also the rest of the world.

There are no disadvantages of a solar powered home. It is common to see solar powered homes in Fredericksburg, Lake Anna, Spotsylvania, and in the rest of the surrounding counties. These homes are not seen as unattractive, instead we see solar powered homes as modern. Reducing your energy bill and helping the environment never looked so good.

If you are ready to take the next step towards becoming energy-efficient, give Sacra Custom Homes a call at 540-582-2397.

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