How Can You Use Your Home to Help the Environment?

Houses come in all shapes and sizes, each requiring different amounts of energy to function when it comes to electricity, water, and more. Did you know that solar panels can make a difference when it comes to how your electricity and water are used?

There’s a lot of work that goes into solar panel installation, including figuring out the benefits for both your home and the environment. To help you decide whether or not it’s right for you, we’ve done some research. Read on to learn how you can positively impact the environment by using renewable energy for your home.

Clean Air for the Environment

Solar energy in homes creates clean, pure energy from the sun. Installing panels on your home has several benefits which include combating greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, average residential solar systems offset about 100,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide in 20 years – the equivalent of driving a car 100,000 miles. Stemming from that, it then reduces water pollution and reduces our dependence on fossil fuels.

Reduce Water Use and Pollution

Did you know? Compared to coal electricity, residential solar energy uses 86% to 89% less water while using 80% less land. During droughts and heat waves, coal, natural gas, and nuclear power use water for cooling. However, a solar power system doesn’t require water to cool down.

Solar energy also works during a drought or heat wave. Eliminating the strain on the world’s water supply plays a key role in slowing down climate change. Every drop of energy generated by your home solar power system replaces the energy that might otherwise come from burning fossil fuels.

Save the Environment

Switching to a solar home means you get to use renewable energy that’s clean and has nearly no impact on the environment. For some, installing solar panels on homes can be the equivalent to planting thousands of trees.

Traditional electricity is sourced from fossil fuels such as natural gas and coal, which are finite resources. When traditional electricity is used, they emit harmful gases contributing to global climate change. When you add solar panels to your home, you’re not only helping the environment as a whole by becoming a solar home, but you’re also improving the public’s health by eliminating coal and natural gas emissions from polluting air and water.

At Bombard Renewable Energy, we have the resources and experience to handle any size project for your home. From the initial planning stages to installation and completion, we’re dedicated to communicating with you through the entire process so we can meet your expectations.

Wondering what it would take to get solar panels on your home? Get in touch with us to get a free quote today!

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