Before deciding how many solar panels you need, it’s best to reduce your current electricity usage as much as possible. Doing this will make your system more cost effective. Making small and simple changes to your electricity usage can make a huge impact on your electricity bill from Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
It`s so important to start making changes with your big appliances. They are a major part of your electricity consumption and you can make big gains by switching to more efficient models. Switching to Energy Star compliant appliances is a great way to go about it.
There are a lot of small investments and also personal habits that you can do right now that take a big part in reducing your electricity usage. What a lot of this comes down to is habit. Just like many people have habits of wasting electricity whether they realize or not, those habits can easily be reversed by starting more energy saving habits. Lets take a look at a few things for starters:
-Turn off lights in rooms not being used. You could take it a step further by purchasing LED Lights .
-Get in the habit of turning off your computer monitor. Instead of leaving your computer on, make sure you have it in sleep mode, or better yet, turn it off when not in use.
-Run your dishwasher and wash your clothes at night. A lot of utility companies have rating scales where they will charge you more during peak hours.
-Insulate your water heater. you can buy a installation wrap that goes around your water heater so it doesn’t work as hard to heat the water.
-Clean or replace air filters when needed.
-Use low-flow shower heads so you use less hot water
-Take showers instead of baths, they use half the amount of hot water.
Pick up a Kill-A-Watt meter. This is a good way to determine what the big electricity wasters are. You can get them from us ,meters measure the power used from any device that gets plugged into the wall.
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