Ontario’s electricity rates have risen significantly over the years and it’s unlikely this trend will stop. You’re probably up on that whole debacle with the gas plants. Ontario power users are now stuck with the bill.
Going off grid means becoming self-sustaining with electricity for your home. Let’s say you do everything you can to cut big power consumption including getting rid of your electric water heater, electric clothes dryer, electric stove, and you switch to LED lighting and a LED TV.
Now your power bills will be lower and you can actually sell the excess power you generate back into the Ontario power grid. Consider it retirement income.
Residential Solar Power Installation
Yes, you can join the wave of homeowners installing big solar panel sections on your home roof or out in your backyard. These systems can generate more power than you’ll need and the rest you can sell back into the Ontario Hydro grid. You can make thousands of dollars doing this as well as pay for your solar voltaic installation.
The Benefits of going with Solar Power:
- It’s eco-friendly
- Free electrical power for decades
- No facing rising power rates from Ontario hydro
- Helps Canada with its carbon credit limits
- Solar power is free and will be free forever
- Solar voltaic panels are falling in price
- You can earn money selling your excess power
- It will raise the value of your home
- Creates local jobs
- Eliminates the need for Ontario to build new power plants including nuclear power plants.
For wealthier homeowners in the pricey in York region cities like Stouffville, Markham, Aurora, Newmarket and Uxbridge, being self-sustaining is a wonderful feeling. Government rebates and tax incentives exist to help offset costs. There is a sense of esteem, and confidence that comes with being self-sustaining. You’re doing good for the environment and reducing dependence on foreign oil. It’s a responsible decision and it’s modern living too.
Check out York Solar to see if it’s viable for you.
Alternative energy also helps you consider other luxury home upgrades too such as hot tubs, sunrooms, and solariums. And you can consider custom window installation too. Letting more light into your home means less reliance on electric lighting and you’ll notice the increase in home comfort. Learn more about new windows and how to buy windows for your home.