Renewable energy technologies are on the move in Arizona. The reason is two-fold, saving fossil fuels, and saving fuel costs for residents. Who knows how much electricity will cost in 5 or 10 years? Who knows how much natural gas costs will increase? We all know it will be much more than you are currently paying.
There are many types of renewable energy suitable for the residential consumer, solar photovoltaics electric, solar home heating, solar pool heating, wind energy, and underground cooling.
Renewable energy will affect the resale value of your home. From a practical standpoint, if a home buyer has a choice to buy
one of two comparable homes, and one of them will have an electric bill that is 50%-90% lower than the other, which do think they would buy?
Although it is better to use renewable energy, we still have to use some type of fossil fuels. Using natural gas for water heating and as the primary home heating is an acceptable way of life.
Public utilities and the State of Arizona both have progames, grants and tax credits to make renewable energy workable for you and help the environment at the same time.