As temperatures begin to fluctuate in Texas, many are thrilled for the heat break, but these weather transitions can cause uncertainty for homeowners and their energy bills. Read more to learn three ways to reduce energy consumption this Fall.
As temperatures begin to fluctuate in Texas, many are thrilled for the heat break, but these weather transitions can cause uncertainty for homeowners and their energy bills. So before the cold temperatures of winter arrive, consider making adjustments to your electricity consumption habits by using clean energy instead of fossil fuels and reducing how much energy you’re using. A few small changes to your home and lifestyle can have a lasting impact on the environment.
Install a solar PV system. The sun offers an abundance of clean, renewable energy simply waiting to be harnessed. With every flip of a light switch, we are consuming energy. Where does this energy come from, though? When you install solar panels on your rooftop, you can rest assured that the energy you are using is sustainable and doesn’t release any harmful greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
Unplug electronics and appliances. Our homes are filled with electronics and appliances in nearly every room. When things are plugged into power outlets, they continue to use small amounts of electricity that add up over time. Check if your coffee pot, toaster, blender, or can opener need to be unplugged in your kitchen. In your living room, you may find the TV, game console, or lamps plugged in. In the bedroom, look for phone chargers and laptop cords that may not be in use. Always remember that if a light is showing on a device, that power is flowing.
Install a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can be a great way to manage your home's temperature while saving money and energy. These connected or communicating thermostats can be programmed based on homeowners’ routines, weather conditions, and more. They are an excellent option for people who want to reduce their energy consumption without the hassle of having to monitor whether the heat or air conditioning is running at the correct times all day, every day.
Whether you are highly energy conscious or just getting started learning about renewable energy resources, switching to solar is an excellent option in the Fall. Not only does a home solar panel system give you greater insight into how much energy you’re consuming, but it also helps you avoid peak electricity rates, which is especially critical before the cold winter months.
Ready to switch to solar? Fill out the form on the DFW Solar Electric website to get a solar estimate for your home. Getting solar energy for your home is surprisingly affordable and may be easier than you think. Our process is designed so that we do the work while keeping you informed. Contact us to learn more!
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