This article is sponsored by Sungevity.
We have lived in our home for over 26 years and we have done a lot of remodeling and upgrading over those 26 plus years. In fact, the interior of our home looks nothing like it did when we purchased it in 1988. We have thought about moving when my husband retires but have decided that we will most likely stay put. Because of that decision, we recently did an extensive kitchen remodel which is something I had wanted to do for the past 5 years. Take a look at the finished product below.
Now that the kitchen is finished and because we have decided that we will not be moving any time soon, my husband wants to look into solar energy options. We are doing our research on the internet and one company we are considering is Sungevity.
When my husband first brought up solar panels, I have to admit that I was a little leery. The more we researched solar energy, the more our research dispels many of the myths of solar energy.
My first thought was that solar panels are such an eyesore. I pictured the solar panels of the past where they appeared as these hideous dark blue dots against a white panel and looked like your home had been inhabited by aliens from Mars. After looking at Sungevity’s panels, I see that they are completely black and blend in seamlessly with your home.
Another concern of mine was the expense. Our kitchen remodel ended up being pretty pricey and I was thinking that this would be the same. Our utility bills are pretty expensive here in Southern California and many of us have inground swimming pools that contribute to that expense. Solar power can actually provide financial benefits for homes with $150+ month utility bills, such as ours and help reduce those bills. Sungevity also offers a variety of financial options, specific to each household. And as with many improvements and upgrades, adding solar can even improve the resale value of your home!
My last major concern was finding the right information on solar energy without it being confusing and complicated. Sungevity has a friendly, concierge-like service that we will definitely take advantage of when we are ready to go ahead with this project. We look forward to filling out the iQuote and receiving our personalized information about savings, system design, and environmental impact.
There are lots of great reasons to go solar but saving money and the environment are the two main ones that are motivating us to go solar. Are you interested in finding out more about Sungevity and solar energy? Just fill out the iQuote form for personalized information regarding options for solar panels for your own home.
*Sungevity is offering $1000 off all solar systems for customers who choose to go solar in October! Offer ends October 31, 2014. Enter “BLOG500” (all caps) in the Referral Code field for the discount. Please note it is also pre-populated in the form.
*This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be combined with any other Sungevity offers or promotions. Offer expires October 31st, 2014.
Thank you to Sungevity for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to learn more about home solar!
Pam Buttikofer is a co-founder of Imperfect Women. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband of 37 years and enjoys spending time with her husband, sons and her lovable pups.