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December 11, 2015

The Secret to Cutting Colorado Energy Bills this Winter

Energy prices keep rising, so how are homeowners cutting Colorado energy bills?

As Colorado gets some of the nation’s coldest temperatures every winter, electricity bills rise high. But many Colorado homeowners have found a way to cut their energy bills: installing solar panels.

Solar Panel ROI

There’s a reason why solar panels are especially popular with homeowners interested in cutting their Colorado energy bills. They do what they’re supposed to do. Plus, solar panels have a proven track record of giving you a good return on your investment (ROI).

Yes, solar panel installation can be expensive — but the good news is that the solar panel prices have been plummeting for the past few years. Plus, most companies offer generous financing terms. Best of all, you will recoup your initial investment soon. In fact, many homeowners save between $100 and $200 per month, which means you can get your investment back in five or 10 years.

You can calculate your solar panel ROI by first calculating your electricity (per kilowatt-hour) plus the cost of solar panel installation. The best way to get an accurate idea of your potential solar panel ROI is to talk to your solar panel installation professional. In the meantime, if you want to do a bit of figuring, check out this solar ROI calculator provided by the UtahClean Energy commission.

How Solar Panels Work to cut Colorado Energy Bills

Solar panels — technically known as photovoltaic (PV) panels — are made up of semiconductor wafers (or cells) made of silicon. Sun’s rays hit these panels, generating an electrical charge, which distributes itself across the solar panel. These PV panels turn your roof into a DIY power plant, with enough energy to heat your entire home. Once your panels are paid off, you will have the energy you need to cut your Colorado energy bills.

Installing Solar Panels

After they’re constructed, solar panels are mounted in frame-type supports that elevate them several inches above the surface of their installation area. Typically, the solar panels Colorado homeowners prefer are the type installed on the roof, at angles that will ensure maximum exposure to the sun. A good solar service professional will talk to you about optimum installation angles and strategies for your home before beginning the project.

Sunny weather has a tremendously positive impact on the effectiveness of PV panels; and with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Colorado’s conditions are ideal for an even larger ROI payback. Thanks in particular to Colorado’s sunny skies, solar panels are the best way to help you save substantial heating costs throughout the winter months. If you’re looking for ways to help with cutting Colorado energy bills this winter, then request a free Colorado solar panel installation quote today!



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Homeowners who have had solar panels installed may not know that their solar systems are insured under their homeowner’s insurance. So a significant hail storm likely equates to an insurance claim. EcoMark Solar is here to support you if your home and solar system are hit by hail.

Most hail storms aren’t usually severe enough to significantly damage solar panels.

Solar panels were designed to be outside and stand up to the elements. That being said, when hail hits a home hard enough your solar panels may have cracked glass, which could affect their production, and your mechanical components may be dented or damaged. Many other aspects of the home could be damaged and should be evaluated for an insurance claim.

If significant hail hits your home, EcoMark Solar needs to be contacted right away.

We will come out so that we can inspect your solar panels and your roof. In the hours and days following a hail storm many roofing companies will start knocking on your door and offering you a free estimate, however, these roofing companies are not qualified to evaluate your solar system.

Conversely, EcoMark Solar can evaluate the solar system and the state of your roof and the rest of the items that are typically included in a hail claim. EcoMark Solar has established an in-house roofing department specifically dedicated to processing your insurance claims and servicing your restoration needs including roofing, gutters, and siding.

Even if your panels are not damaged, EcoMark Solar can act as the general contractor for your entire insurance claim and get all the work done by a company you already know and trust.

You can submit a claim with us by:

Clicking right here: Insurance Claim Form at EcoMark Solar

Calling us at: 720-432-6411.

Or you can contact your sales consultant

Even if your panels were not installed by EcoMark Solar, please contact us, we can perform service and repair on most solar installations.

If you are considering solar, know that normally, there is minimal impact to insurance premiums when adding solar to your home. Once solar is installed, EcoMark Solar will be there for you when hail hits for the life of the panels.

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