Are Solar Panels Worth It?

Electricity rates are on the rise. In April of 2021, ComEd filed for its first electricity delivery rate increase in four years. Rising electricity rates make installing residential solar panels seem like a no-brainer. But are solar panels really worth it?   To determine if the investment will pay for itself and reduce or eliminate energy… Continue reading Are Solar Panels Worth It?

How to Finance Your Energy Efficient Upgrades

Energy efficient home improvements can save you 5-30% on your energy bills annually, and while most upgrades will pay for themselves over time, some come with a steep upfront cost.    The starting cost for a 6-kW solar panel system in Illinois is $16,740 according to Consumer Affairs. Weatherizing your home can cost thousands of… Continue reading How to Finance Your Energy Efficient Upgrades

Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Home Upgrades

Want to save the planet and money? Energy efficient home upgrades can help you do both.    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s notes that energy efficient upgrades can save you 5-30% on your energy bills or $103-$618 per year based on estimates that the average American household spends $2,060 per year on energy costs.    Not… Continue reading Three Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Energy Efficient Home Upgrades