I live in the southern space of the country, where the weather is sizzling and sunny just about year round. It’s necessary to run a cooling proposal for approximately multiple straight weeks. However, the two of us get some frosty hot and cold temperatures during the short Wintertide season that require heating. To handle temperature control, my home is equipped with an electric heat pump. The beauty of a heat pump is that it doesn’t burn fossil fuels to create heat. It simply takes advantage of existing heat and moves it from one place to another. During colder weather, it searches our ambient heat in the outside air and pumps it into the house. When the weather warms up, the heat pump reverses operation and acts very much prefer a conventional air conditioning. Although this process is quite energy efficient, my weekly electric bills were still too high for my liking. I did some research into solar power. The sunshine provides a clean, safe and free energy source. I consulted with a local HVAC company who specializes in solar power and he gave recommendations and design of a system. One of the benefits of a solar-powered systems is the ability to expand. I was ready to start with a single solar module and gradually add as I could afford the upgrades. I now have acceptable solar modules to power the heat pump, lights, clothes dryer and my oven. While installing the solar modules and converting the heat pump to solar power wasn’t overly extravagant, I was still very thankful for the state and local tax incentives. I also had help from a manufacturer’s rebate and a deal gave by the HVAC dealer. Now that the solar energy proposal is in place, I’ve split my annual heating and cooling expenses in half.