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Do Solar Panels Keep Your House Cooler?

January 31, 2024 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

It’s no question that solar panels can reduce your electricity bills by generating energy. But that’s not the only way they can save you money.

Rooftop solar panels create shade that prevents sunlight from reaching your roof and seeping into your attic. As a result, your entire home stays cooler and requires less air conditioning which decreases energy consumption and lowers your electric bill.

Your Home’s Temperature Is Determined by Your Attic

It is very easy for heat to travel through roofing shingles and into your attic, especially in the summertime when the sun is extra strong and shines for longer days.

Heat effortlessly enters your attic and travels into your living spaces that you’re actively trying to cool with air conditioning. This process increases your energy demand because your AC is having to work harder to maintain the temperature.

How Solar Panels Reduce Attic Heat

Rooftop solar panels prevent your attic from excessive heat by:

  • Creating a physical covering that shades your roof and acts a barrier for heat
  • Allowing airflow between your roof and the racking system that holds the panels a few inches away
  • Reflecting some heat away from your home with their glass surface

Thinking of Installing Solar?

If the promise of free electricity wasn’t enough, maybe the peace of mind that comes with lower electric demand will. Whatever your reason is to transition to solar, we get it.

We’re homeowners just like you who are sick of high, uncontrollable electric rates and a lack of consumer power. Fairly priced reliable power is not too much to ask. We’re taking charge of our energy by making the switch to solar and helping others do the same.

If you’re interested in learning more about solar, have any questions, or would like to get started on your renewable energy transition, give us a call, (508) 717-3820, or request your free quote.