How to save with solar

You’ve made the smart choice to go solar and produce free energy from the sun. Here are 4 ways you can save even more money with solar.

  1. Run appliances during the day

A smart way to take full advantage of the sun is to use energy- hungry appliances, such as swimming pool pumps, dishwashers and washing machines during the day to lighten the load.

Remember, daylight equals free energy, so it’s the best time to wash your clothes or charge your devices. It’s a great idea to stagger appliance use so you don’t exceed the amount of energy you are producing at any point in time. If you work during the day make use of timers and delay the settings.

 

Use energy- hungry appliances during the day to lighten the load

 

  1. Monitor your production

Smart solar systems allow you to monitor energy production in real time via your smartphone or computer. By logging into your energy monitoring platform, you can monitor your energy consumption, make sure your system is running efficiently and control appliance use from any location. 

  1. Heat and cool your home later in the day

The heating and cooling of your home can account for up to 50% of your total energy usage. You can reduce your energy cost by setting your air conditioner to come on in the late afternoon. This brings the core temperature of your house down (or up), so there’s less demand on your night time electricity supply, when energy rates are at their peak.  

 

Your system can build up with sand, dust, bird droppings and tree debris because it is exposed to the elements. Due to the electrical nature of a solar system an inspection by a qualified solar technician is a must

 

  1. Don’t forget to service your system

It’s a common misconception that solar doesn’t need servicing because it has no moving parts, however, for the longevity of your system and the safety of your household, it is important to get your system serviced annually. Your system can build up with sand, dust, bird droppings and tree debris because it’s exposed to the elements. Due to the electrical nature of a solar system an inspection by a qualified solar technician is a must.

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