My dad has never been the earth friendly type.
Don’t get me wrong, he doesn’t litter or anything like that.
However, he isn’t one to recycle and he doesn’t really care about trash in the ocean. He doesn’t word it that way but that is how he acts. That is why I was surprised to see that my dad was getting solar panels installed on the roof of his house. His entire roof is now covered in solar panels. I should not have been surprised to learn that his reasoning for this was purely economical. He explained that the solar panels will save him a lot of money on his utility bill every month. This is especially true in the summer when the UV rays are the strongest and he runs his air conditioner the most. My dad explained that even his A/C is hooked up to the solar panels now. I didn’t even know that was possible. I had heard that HVAC systems run on a different current than solar panels and that there was no such thing as a solar HVAC. Dad was quick to show me how I was mistaken in that assumption. I won’t go into details with AC and DC and how it all works but apparently today’s solar panels can convert everything so that they work with your HVAC system, and everything else in the house, just fine. Now that I know that solar powered HVAC is possible, I want solar power in my house too. My energy bills are really expensive in the summer. If I could offset that somehow I definitely will. Besides, I do care about the health of the planet.
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