Solar energy gives you the opportunity to use a renewable energy source while also saving money on your monthly bill. That being said, installing solar panels isn’t the only way that you can save energy in your home. In part one of this multi-part series, we discussed a few ways that you can save energy, and in part two, we will continue to look at a few ways that you can save energy and money on your utility bill.
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Upgrade Your HVAC System
If you’re constantly noticing an increase in your energy bills, it could be an indicator that it’s time to replace your HVAC system. When a heating and air conditioning unit nears the end of its life, it often doesn’t work as efficiently as it once did. The best thing you can do is have a professional come and take a look at your unit. If the professional determines that your HVAC system needs to be updated, make sure that before you install a new system that you have a professional do a thorough measurement of your home. Installing the right size HVAC system is essential for efficiency. A system that is too large will be wasting energy, while a system that is too small will be overworked, costing you more money on your monthly bill.
Replace Light Bulbs
It’s understandable that you want to save as much money as you can, which is why many people forgo expensive LED lights and settle for cheaper incandescent light bulbs. That being said, if you want to save more money in the long run, it may be worth it to replace your incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs. While LED bulbs will cost you more upfront, they will actually last longer than the cheaper incandescent bulbs. Yes, you pay a smaller upfront cost, but because you have to replace them so often, their cost quickly surpasses that of LED bulbs. Not to mention, incandescent bulbs only use a small percentage of energy to actually illuminate, meaning that the rest of the energy used to power incandescent bulbs is actually wasted. LED bulbs on the other hand use 85 percent of the energy needed to power them, wasting less of your energy output. That being said, it may be worth the investment to switch to LED bulbs in order to save more money on your energy bill.
Install Solar Panels
There are many benefits to installing solar panels on your home. In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, you will also see a lowered cost on your monthly energy bill. These two benefits alone may be enough to convince you to invest in solar energy, but if you’re looking for more reasons, be sure to read our previous blog!
If you’re convinced that switching to solar energy is the right move for you, contact the experts at Evident Solar. We are proud to provide business and homeowners with durable solar panels in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. Check out our previous projects and give us a call to schedule your free consultation.
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