Harnessing Renewable Energy: Solar in Kelowna
Solar Panel installations for Kelowna properties is a hot topic, and not surprising. The long-term savings, environmental benefits, and available incentives make them a compelling investment option for many individuals and businesses.
What are the benefits of installing Solar Panels?
Increased home value
Solar PV systems are an investment in energy security and dependence. Evidence from the US and in Canada have found that adding solar to your home increases the value of your property and can even help you sell your property faster because Solar PV systems are viewed as upgrades, just like a renovated kitchen or a finished basement.
Residential solar is more affordable than ever
The introduction of the Canada Greener Homes Loan which gives homeowners access to financing up to $40,000 for 10 years at 0% interest makes going solar even more accessible.
Home as a System. Heating, Cooling & Solar Energy
Solar offers great potential to save money on your monthly utility bill, and with utility bills trending upward, solar is likely to remain a good money-saving option for years to come as utility costs increase. More information on the various options to heat and cool your home with solar can be found HERE.
Solar Systems work in a variety of climates
Solar panels only need one thing to generate electricity: SUNSHINE! Something the Okanagan has in abundance in the summer months. By using the Net Metering system, the excess energy your home collects in the summer gets credited to your utility account (with FortisBC/BC Hydro) to be used in the lower producing winter months.
How long do Solar Panels Last?
Much like the lifespan of a roof, you can expect to get at least 25 years out of your solar energy system, and with the proper maintenance and care, significantly longer.
Kelowna is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also a leader in renewable energy. If you are interested in embarking on a sunny journey to discover the bright future of solar for your home book a free quotation online, or get in touch by calling our office at 778-821-2665.
It is often misunderstood that a Heat Pump replaces a furnace, but in a Central Air configuration, the Heat Pump is actually replacing the Air Conditioner.
A Central Air Source Heat Pump is placed outside and is usually paired with a Natural Gas Furnace or an Air Handler. These two units use metal ductwork in the home to disperse the warm or cool air into each room in the house through the floor registers (or ceiling registers in lower level or basement rooms).
Units can be mounted high on a wall, on the floor or as a ceiling cassette and do not require ductwork, which increases energy efficiency. These systems come in a variety of sizes and can be used as single zone or multi-zone systems.
The majority of homes in the Okanagan Valley rely on a forced air ducted system with a central furnace to provide the heat for their homes.
We service, maintain and install furnaces that use both natural gas and propane.
These units use electricity and ductwork to distribute cool air throughout your home. A heat pump absorbs ambient heat from inside air and moves it outside, providing air conditioning. During the winter months, the system reverses and removes the heat from outdoors, and moves it inside.