How to Take Back Control of Your Energy Bill
Updated: Jan 12, 2022
It’ll Take More than Shorter Showers
If you were to quickly google search “lower my energy bill” or “control my energy bill” you’d get 100’s of results from bloggers and home improvement companies with tips. You’d find tips like taking shorter showers, using smart power strips, and remembering to turn off lights.
All of these options are about as helpful as telling someone who wants to save more money to pick up pennies on the street—you will only get nominal decreases to your energy bill by changing your lightbulbs or fixing leaky faucets.
So if you’re like me and aren’t interested in taking cold showers, buckle up to learn about the single most effective way to permanently control your energy bill.
You buckled up?
Reclaim Your Power
Utility companies control the cost of energy. In your area, they are essentially a monopoly and have the ability to increase energy costs at their convenience. And they do. Year after year, utility companies increase energy prices by about 3.2%. As long as you stick with your utility company, you will be at the mercy of their rates and your ever-increasing utility bills.
The truest way to reclaim your power and take control of your energy bills is to break up with your utility company and find a new source of power for your home.
The single best way to power your home effectively, affordably, and environmentally is solar.
The sun provides us enough energy to power the entire world multiple times over—we just need to capture it and distribute it effectively.
But I’ve Always Thought Solar Was Expensive?
It may sound counterintuitive but most people can’t afford NOT to go solar.
Powering your home is a necessary expense. So you can either pay low consistent monthly solar payments or you can pay your utility company and their exorbitant (and almost always increasing) rates. Plus with solar, you have multiple ways you can pay:
Pay for your system by paying our financing partners a fixed monthly rate.
A power purchase agreement is when you purchase the power your panels produce but not the panels themselves. This is a great option for people who want the benefits of solar savings without committing fully to owning their own panels.
Pay for your system all at once. If you have the cash to pay for your panels all at once, then you can start fully realizing the savings that solar panels can provide.
Over a period of 20 years, our average customer saves about $47,000. And even if you move before the 20-year mark, you’ll almost assuredly recoup the value of your panels because solar panels increase home values. A study done by Zillow found that homes with solar panels typically sell for 4.1 percent more. For the median home in the US, that translates to about an extra $10,000 when it comes time to sell your home.
Check out this article to learn more about moving after buying solar.
Learn more about the Zillow solar panel home value study here.
Your savings are our top priority. If the panels won’t save you money month after month, year after year, we won’t even consider installing the panels on your home.
Installing solar panels on your home is the single best way to reduce and control your electricity bill. Talk to our team to see just how much you can save 925)248-4733.