02 Sep Beat the Heat With Solar
It is great to know you are saving so much money with your newly installed solar panel system. However, for many of our customers, they are constantly looking for ways to save even more money. At Vision Solar, our best advice always revolves around how much energy that you are using everyday. However, we know that in order to understand this, it can be extremely helpful to know the breakdown of your appliances and their individual energy usage. By understanding your energy usage, you can beat the heath this summer by freely blasting your AC.
Total Energy Usage
The total energy usage for your air condition depends highly on the temperatures of your state. However, because almost everyone experiences a hot summer, we have provided a breakdown for summer months. During a hot summer day, the average air conditioner is using 3000 to 5000 watts of power for a 9 hour course. The air conditioner is one of the top consumers of energy within your home.
How to Lower Your Energy Usage
Even though your air condition uses a large amount of energy, there are some easy ways to reduce this amount of energy usage. By raising the temperature of your air conditioner, this is an easy way to help save on the amount of energy that is being used to cool your home. With programmable thermostats, you have the ability to raise and lower your air conditioner from your phone for certain times of the day. What this means is that you can have the temperature be higher when you are not home and lower right before you arrive to your home.
More Savings With Solar
The ability to lower your energy usage on your air conditioner is a great way to save money. However, to save even more money, switching to solar is your next big investment. Your monthly electric bill can be decreased by 20% each month. Along with this, you can use all of the energy that you are producing, but not using, to pay for your panels. This is based on net metering. To learn more about how your panels can essentially pay for themselves, please visit our Net Metering section. At Vision Solar, we know that the price of energy continues to increase. With solar energy, you have the ability to save on this increase and have more money in your pocket every month.