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When the professionals at ASI Hastings Heating, Air & Solar are asked why they should invest in solar panels if they don’t have high electric bills, they simply say, “It’s a solid return on your investment.”

For the type of person who knows how to save money and plan wisely for the future, solar panels could easily prove to be a better investment than current Certificates of Deposit (CDs) or other low yielding funds. When investing in the installation of a new solar panel system, the money saved on utility bills each month can be considered interest earned. Additionally, homeowners can earn up to 30 percent federal tax credit as well as a 4 percent CSI (California solar initiative) rebate.

For example, a homeowner in San Diego with a $75 monthly electric bill could expect to save over $800 in the first year alone. Over the guaranteed life of the San Diego Solar Panels, they will likely save in the neighborhood of $40,000. That’s more than 10 times the amount one would earn on a CD at today’s low rates. What’s more, this is after-tax money. A combination of one’s tax bracket, SDG&E rate, the amount of utility bills, and the size of a solar panel system would all influence an individual’s rate of return.

The trained ‘White Glove’ staff is currently helping hundreds of San Diegans evaluate the process at no cost to the homeowner. They can provide homeowners with all the information necessary to make a responsible decision. ASI’s free evaluation is specifically designed to sort through the details and simplify the process. Of course, it is up to each individual homeowner to determine if solar is a good value for them. Each person’s needs and desires are different.

ASI encourages homeowners to ask themselves: “What could be safer than investing in your own home?” and “What could be better than gaining energy independence?” When you invest in new solar panels and inverters, your new solar system’s power production is guaranteed for the next 25 years.

There is no risk providing the solar contractor and solar panel company remain in business. ASI Hastings has been serving San Diego for over 60 years. It’s important to select a company with a proven track record that can be trusted. ASI is not only a reliable household name and eight-time recipient of the BBB Torch Award for business ethics, but was also recently voted San Diego’s best solar company for 2012 by U-T San Diego readers.