Solar power can significantly reduce your electric bill, but it depends a lot on you. You need to know how your utility company bills you for power. You also need to understand if and/or how your utility company compensates you for power your system produced. You also need to know how the time of year affects your solar system’s energy production. Then, you should create a plan to manage your power usage. You are in control of what your electric bill will be after installing solar panels. Be careful! Many homeowners fall into the trap of using more power after they go solar!
The time of year affects what your electric bill will be after solar panels
The amount of power your solar panels produce varies depending on the time of year. In general, expect it to produce about 35% of its annual production between the beginning of fall and the end of winter. It will then produce about 65% of its annual production between the start of spring and the end of summer.
Keep in mind that if you have a Freedom Forever solar system, the amount of energy it produces on an annual basis will be listed in your contract with us. If it falls short of that guaranteed production, you can contact us and we will investigate. If there’s a problem we’ll fix it.
Your energy usage plan needs to take into consideration the amount of energy your system produces during each month of the year. You should monitor your system’s energy production and plan to try and avoid going over that amount to keep your electric bill as low as possible.
How your utility company bills you for electricity affects your solar savings
One of the biggest things that affects your electric bill after solar panels is the way you are billed for electricity. Learn how to read your electric bill. If you are on a Time-of-Use plan, then you should plan to reduce your electric usage as much as possible during peak rate hours. Many utility companies offer several different plans to solar owners. Take the time to learn more about the plans offered by your utility company because they may offer a better plan than the one you are on.
Consider installing energy-efficient appliances
Another way you can reduce your electric bill after going solar is to install energy-efficient appliances. Some states and some utility companies offer incentives for installing energy-efficient appliances. It is something you should definitely consider if you plan to remain in your home for the foreseeable future. With energy-efficient appliances, you can use less energy and come out ahead in the long run.
Freedom Forever guarantees your system’s output for 25 years
The Freedom Forever 25-year performance guarantee enables you to go solar with confidence. You’ll be able to count on receiving 25 years of reliable power production. Just remember to keep trees from shading your panels and to keep them clean. By following these recommendations and managing your power usage wisely, you’ll have the best chance to save money on your electric bill after going solar.