When summer hits, and those temperatures start to rise, so does your energy bill. But there are ways you can reduce your energy use, lower your carbon footprint, and lower your electric bill at the same time. Like going solar in the summer!
Using Solar to Offset Your Costs
There are a lot of ways to go solar, whether you want to be fully off the grid and power your entire home, or you can choose to power some of your more power-draining appliances with solar and simply reduce your use of traditional energy rather than eliminate it.
Power Your Summertime Essentials with Solar
While you’re out there taking in those California rays, your home can be, too! You can use solar panels to power your biggest energy draw during the hottest months of the year—like your air conditioner and your pool pump.
Go Solar A Few Panels at a Time
It’s possible to design a system that is open to adding more panels as time goes on and your energy needs change. You can use solar to offset your energy use with free renewable energy today, and then expand your system to include even more clean energy as time goes on.
Conserving Solar Energy and Use Less Energy
While solar energy is renewable and clean, to make the most of it, there are other ways to save even more energy that can reduce your carbon footprint and your bill. Here’s a few energy-saving tips that can help your home need less solar energy, so you can store it, or sell it, and stay cool all summer long.
Here are 5 ways to reduce your energy use overall and keep your bills low.
- Set your thermostat right
Having a small difference between the outside temperature and what you set your thermostat at will go a long way to keeping your cooling costs at bay.
- Turn off fans and lights when you leave a room
Fans do a good job of keeping us cool, but they don’t actually cool the air in the room. Remembering to turn them off, or setting them on timers or motion detectors, can save you energy and money.
- Weather strip your doors and windows
Keeping the cool air in and the hot air out will help your big energy-drivers like your air conditioner not work as hard. Adding weather stripping to windows and doors to prevent leaks can save you money on your cooling costs every month.
- Take a cold shower! (Or at least cooler)
Your water heater can also cause your bill to go up, and when you think about it, do we really need steaming hot showers in the middle of summer? Set your water heater at less than 120 degrees to keep costs down.
- Maintain your air filters and your condenser
Make cooling your home as easy as possible for your air conditioner and you’ll find it works less to give you more! This means keeping fresh air filters in place and inspecting your condenser or other parts to make sure they’re clean and clear to do their thing.
But the best way to save energy this summer is to go solar with Simply Solar California. Let our team help you save energy and reduce your carbon footprint while saving you money on your electricity bill each month.
Simply solar is committed to quality service, and ensuring you have a system on your roof that outperforms expectations for years to come. We are the only solar company to stand behind our work with our industry leading 10-Point Guarantee. Our guarantee is our promise to you to show up, do the job right, and leave you satisfied as you collect unlimited energy from the sun. Learn more about the 10-Point Guarantee.
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