If you are tired of paying big electricity bills then you should do something about it. There are many ways of reducing your electricity and other monthly energy bills. Getting alternative energy from solar power is one that pops into all our minds at once. However there are other means of reducing your energy bills too. You can start from turning off unwanted lights, using better insulation in your house and building so that heat doesn’t seep out during winter and installing good window treatments like window solar screens to knock off too much sunlight getting into your house and making you to use some kind of fan or air conditioning. All these means by which you can reduce your energy bills.
That said there is a limit to how much you can save by employing these methods. In the end you got to get some alternative energy source to make a big impact on your energy bills or completely do away with it. So while you engage in the above mentioned methods of cutting off energy cost also consider installing solar panels for homes.
I know many are put off from thinking about solar panels and going green from the prohibitive cost they think it will cost them. With the financial crisis and unemployment at an all time high in the United States this is not the time we are free with spending our money just in case of a bad turn. But you will be surprised how much the installation cost of solar panels for homes have come down in recent times. In addition to that many States offer tax reductions and other incentives for solar panels that can result in 10% to 90% discounts or cost reduction on them. This is not to mention many studying showing despite however much they cost, you can recover the initial investment within 2 to 3 years or 5 years at most from the saving you make in electricity bills alone. So if you are serious to reduce your electricity bill then do some investigating into using solar panels.