Coachella Valley Solar: Renewable Energy Reducing Utility Bills
Utilities can eat up a significant portion of your income. In the Coachella Valley, they can get the most expensive in the summer. Increased utility usage during the hottest time of year leads to, as you’ve likely noticed, more expensive bills.
Stada Energy knows blasting your air conditioner in the summer is nonnegotiable, but that doesn’t mean outrageous bills are. Coachella Valley solar energy can lower your utility bills and keep you comfortable year-round.
If switching to a renewable energy source is currently out of the question, you can still save on these utilities and appliances, which, according to Perch Energy, consume the most energy:
- Heater/air conditioner
- Water heater
- Washer and dryer
The following tips can help you use these utilities and appliances worry-free.
Solar energy protects the environment and your bank account. Contact Stada Energy today to learn more.
Heater and Air Conditioner (HVAC)
The importance of a quality HVAC system isn’t lost on us. Neither is how much it can cost. After all, an HVAC system accounts for about half of a home’s total energy use. Running yours all day and night may sound like a good idea, until the bill comes.
Your HVAC system can still do its job without costing a fortune if you:
- Schedule regular service appointments
- Use ceiling fans
- Replace the air filters
- Prevent clogs by vacuuming debris
The balancing act that is staying comfortable and saving money requires consistent maintenance and smart, strategic usage. Do both and see how your bills can decrease.
A water heater can cost you even when it’s not in use. When you’re out of town, turn down the water heater to avoid wasting money. There are water-saving shower heads you can install to save in the long term. Additional insulation in the water pipes can also reduce your water heater’s bill.
The obvious way to save on lighting is to turn lights off when they’re not in use. But LED light bulbs are how you can really maximize savings. They use as much as 90% less energy than other light bulbs, according to Energy.gov. They’re also:
- Longer lasting
- Less wasteful
LED light bulbs have many upsides, the biggest being they drastically reduce your electricity bill.
There’s no getting around needing a refrigerator. Because it’s always on, saving energy may sound tricky, but it’s actually simple. How you organize the refrigerator will impact how much you save:
- An overpacked refrigerator works harder to keep food, drinks, etc., cold. Next time you grocery shop, only buy what you need and will eat or drink. The bonus: allowing your refrigerator to not work as hard saves money on groceries, too.
- What you eat and drink the most should be your refrigerator’s most accessible items. If they’re front and center, your refrigerator door will be open less, effectively promoting less energy usage.
- Your refrigerator’s manufacturer has a recommended temperature. Find out yours and set your refrigerator accordingly so it functions optimally. Temperatures colder than the manufacturer’s recommended one can misuse energy.
Washer and Dryer
Your washer and dryer are responsible for approximately five percent of your home’s energy usage. This percentage can be even lower if you:
- Utilize drying racks
- Use cold water
- Wash full loads
There’s always going to be laundry to do, but by doing it more efficiently, there won’t always be expensive bills to pay.
Solar Energy in the Coachella Valley is Your Cost-Saving Solution
Changing some energy-usage habits can save you money and reduce your footprint, but solar energy in the Coachella Valley is what leads to more significant, long-term differences in your energy consumption and savings. Stada Energy’s experts will answer all your questions and address all relevant topics, including solar’s tax benefits before you make the switch.
Coachella Valley solar experts like those at Stada Energy can reduce your energy consumption and increase your savings. Contact us today to get started!