While solar energy can add another power source to your home, it is not the only solution to reducing your energy bill. By decreasing the amount of energy you use, you can also reduce the amount of money you spend on your bill each month, and save lots of money over time.
The highest energy consumption in most homes, and therefore the biggest opportunity for improvement in reducing overall energy consumption, is in your heating and cooling systems. For this reason, it’s important to discuss what your current energy consumption rates look like, and how they could feasibly change with improvements to your heating and air conditioning systems, as well as adding sealant and caulking and/or other insulation upgrade measures, or even new windows and doors.
Smart appliances help you to monitor the amount of energy you use, and reduce it on command through online apps. Smart thermostats such as Nest and EcoBee not only help you to watch the temperature of your house fluctuate while you’re at work or on vacation, but also allows you to control or change your home temperature from anywhere in the world, and better track the data allowing you to curb your own heating/cooling habits.
Thus, we recommend the following upgrades to improve the energy efficiency of your home, in addition to going solar:
We’re living in the era of the smart home, however the term “Smart technology” implies an important distinction – that the appliance or electrical device can be controlled by an app, remotely. Each solution below highlights two important tenants to SUNTEX infrastructure – innovation and environmental efficiency. These types of installations may add to the sticker price of the system, however they can mitigate a your energy consumption, and thus also save you lots of money in the long run!
Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature in your home from anywhere you can access internet, and Nest products have become quite versatile since they were acquired by Google in 2014, adding new online apps and services to support it’s features. Their competitor, Ecobee, likewise has added a new suite of products within the Smart home industry, and have grown to include not only Smart thermostats but home security, speakers, and accessories as well. While you can now buy these Smart devices online, the installation is somewhat tricky, which is why customers prefer an expert to install them. To learn about the different Smart Thermostat products we offer, check out the links below:
Compare Nest Thermostats: https://store.google.com/us/magazine/compare_thermostats
Ecobee Thermostats: https://www.ecobee.com/en-us/
Even your garden can be Smart! Take a look at our recommended solution to a Smart Sprinkler system:
The Rachio-3: https://rachio.com/rachio-3/