When I was looking at property to build my house, I didn’t want to spend thoUSAnds of dollars to clear a bunch of trees and brush. I thought it would be cool to build my apartment in the middle of a field, but having no trees is a problem that I didn’t really consider. It costs a fortune to heat and cool my home, because of the open field. There are no trees to supply shade during the summer time or insulation during the winter. The apartment is open to all of the elements and that can be hard at times. During the summer, our cooling costs are legitimately high. The same is true during Winter when both of us have to run the gas furnace frequently. Every year since my wifey and I moved to the region, both of us have witnessed an increase in the utility bills for energy USAge. Just a handful of years ago, both of us did something smart to help with the utility bills. The two of us invested in solar panels for our home. The solar panels collect sunshine during the day and the energy is stored for use in our home. The solar panels really help split the costs of heating and cooling our home. They were a significant investment up front, but both of us had a couple of government subsidies that helped with the fees. Around here, there are crucial bonuses if you have solar energy. Even local corporations use solar energy to help defer the costs of heating and cooling. It’s not uncommon to see miles of farms followed by fields of solar panels.