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How to Cool Off Hot, High Summer Energy Bills

The heat is on this summer, but not the kind that makes you think of barbecues and beach days. Some people are wondering if their electricity bills can be paid because of the rising electric rates and the relentless heat waves.

Many factors have combined to create high-pressure situations:

Climate Chain and Heat Waves

Since the preindustrial period, certain human behavior has heated the Earth by approximately 1.2 degrees Celsius. One example is the use of energy sources that emit greenhouse gasses. This is notable because it sets a warmer baseline that allows for higher temperatures during extreme heat events such as heat waves.

Electricity Prices Still Rising

Inflation is driven by electricity prices, which have risen 12% over the past year. Natural gas is used to produce electricity all over the world and has been impacted by the conflict in Ukraine. The average residential electricity price in the United States was 14.92 per kilowatt hour (kWh) as of August 2022.

More Control of Energy Costs

You have very little control over the monthly cost of electricity. You could turn off the air conditioner at times but that is not realistic or safe in high temperatures. A rooftop solar system allows you to have more control over your energy costs.

Protection Against Power Outages

Imagine that you are in the middle of a heatwave and suddenly your electricity goes out. This is a frightening scenario, even though it’s possible. Due to an overstressed power grid, this dangerous scenario is possible.

Can’t Break the Heat? Go Solar!

It doesn’t mean you have to watch as your electric bill increases. Call ESD Solar now! They will answer all your questions and help decide if going solar is right for you.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for Solar companies in Colorado! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!

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