Will Solar Help With My Gas Bill?
January 30, 2024 | Reading Time: 5 minutes
Do Solar Panels Save on Heating Bills?
Solar panels are a source of electricity, not oil. If you have a gas heating system or any gas appliances, their energy will not be generated by your solar panels.
Your heating expenses can be significantly reduced only if you have an electric heating system. Traditional oil systems will not be affected by solar production.
What is an electric heating system?
There are various types of electric heating systems including heat pumps, mini splits, electric furnaces, and electric space heaters.
Electricity is the main source of energy for these systems. This is what allows them to be powered by your solar panels and essentially heat your home for free.
How much solar energy do I need to heat my house?
The amount of solar energy needed to power your home is highly dependent on it’s size and your heating sysytem’s efficiency.
It’s important to communicate any future plans to install an electric heating system with your solar installer. This ensures your solar system will be properly sized to handle electrical upgrades and higher demand down the line.
Save on Electric Heating Systems
High-efficiency heat pumps are an increasingly popular choice among solar adopters. Per the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the government is offering a 30% tax credit for heat pumps and solar panel installation through 2032. This allows homeowners to save on both when they make the switch.
This combination tax credit was implemented to encourage renewable energy adoption by decreasing overall costs and maximizing solar efficiency. Learn more about the federal tax credit here.
Find Out How Much You Can Save With Solar
While solar installation will not directly save you money on your oil or gas bill, your home’s demand for electric power will certainly be remedied by solar energy.
Expect serious savings on your electric bill after installing a scalable solar system to your home. But how much you’ll save specifically can only be calculated on a case by case basis.
Isaken Solar is eager to answer any of your questions and provide you with an accurate savings estimate. If you’re interested to learn exactly how much you can save with solar, we encourage you to give us a call at, (508) 717-3820, or request your free quote.