Would you like to harness the power and power of the sun to power your home using the energy produced by this power? We are sure you’re saying a loud YES! While solar power is not the best for the environment it can make a huge impact on your daily living expenses.

Intrigued? We knew you were! These are the top ways a solar power system could help you reduce the cost of living in Florida.

How to lower your electric bills

One of the greatest benefits of solar power is its ability to generate electricity and reduce your utility bills. It’s also becoming more popular!

Our appliances won’t be going anywhere, let’s face it. It’s not uncommon for us to reach out for cool beverages on hot summer days or to turn on the AC in our homes. So, saving money on utility bills and using solar energy makes perfect sense.

Duke Energy offers net metering, which allows you to offset your energy bills when you have solar panels. For those who use solar energy, the minimum monthly bill is $30 as of January 1, 2022. This monthly bill covers the cost of interconnection to the grid and maintenance to the power grid.

Even if your solar system is located outside of Orlando, it must be connected to a grid. This allows you to draw electricity during rainy or night and still sell surplus power back to your grid. Not only will you be able to save money on your energy bills but you may also get credit for the power you produce. It’s a win/win situation!

Solar power for heating and cooling

An electric heater or air conditioner will have a significant impact on the amount of solar power you need. Red Solar will help you determine the best amount of energy to power your AC and heater.

While solar power can help you reduce your energy bills, it is also important to weatherize your home in order to reduce the power you draw from the solar system or utility grid. Additional savings can be achieved by weatherizing your home and switching to Renewable Energy.

Solar battery storage can lower utility costs

The factors that will make your solar system work best include the size and angle of your solar array, your location, your home, your energy needs, and how much sunlight you receive. You can save even more if you have a battery that stores energy.

You can combine a solar system with a battery to store the excess energy generated during the day. This allows you to use the stored energy at night, when the sun isn’t shining or when utility rates are highest. When the sun rises again in the morning, your battery will be ready to go. You can recharge your battery to be used again. Nice!

Tou rates

TOU stands to represent “time of usage,” and your utility company uses TOU rates to encourage you to cut down on energy consumption during peak hour when it is most expensive. Energy costs more when everyone is drawing from the grid.

It is important to consider the time you use your washer, dryer, or dishwasher. Appliances are more affordable between 8 and 12 in the morning.

Even though not everyone is at home when energy prices are low, a solar battery will ensure that you always have enough energy.

Solar tax credits

The current federal tax credit is 26% off the cost of installation. The credit will decrease over the next few years and then be phased out completely. If you plan to install a home solar system, make sure you take advantage of these savings.

Solar with Red Solar

Think about how much you can save on your living expenses by going solar. The solar movement is strong, thriving, and will continue to thrive, just as our sun. You are here if you want to learn how to store solar batteries or install a solar panel.

This post was written by a professional at Red Solar. was started with the mindset of renewable energy being the future. We want everyone to travel through this transition. We can all agree that solar is the best way to reduce your carbon footprint, but it’s not the only way. During a Red Solar energy evaluation, all energy commons in your home will be analyzed for results. Our expert technicians will guide you through the process for better understanding and reassurance. Contact us for more information today!

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