If you’re curious about how much energy you’re currently using and where that energy is allocated, feel free conduct an energy audit! Our first step in creating a quote for your home is to conduct a customized energy audit of your home, and then try to determine how you might best save money, however you can also do so on your own by looking at your energy bill, particularly the section that includes your energy usage in kWh, or kilowatt hours (if you’re unsure how to translate kWh into kW, check out the following article which outlines the differences in these two measurements – hint: it’s not the number of kW per hour – https://www.ovoenergy.com/guides/energy-guides/what-is-a-kwh-kw-and-kwh-explained.html#:~:text=A%20kilowatt%20hour%20(kWh)%20is,much%20energy%20you’re%20using.&text=It%20is%20simply%20a%20unit,up%201%20kWh%20of%20energy.)
When you look at this section of your bill, take note of a couple of things – 1) what is your average monthly kWh usage, and 2) what is the cost to you per kWh of energy usage? These amounts will help you to determine whether or not a solar system, new air-conditioning unit, new double-pained windows, etc. could help you save energy long-term.
For a guide in doing an energy audit yourself, and considering where you might be expending a lot of energy currently, check out the following: https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/home-energy-audits/do-it-yourself-home-energy-audits.
Doing these calculations ahead of shopping for energy efficiency upgrades will really set you up for success, because you’ll have a much better idea of where your energy usage currently stands – for any additional questions you have on this process, or about the cost of a solar system, give us a call today!