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Reduce Home Energy with a Smart Thermostat & Solar Panels

September 04, 2016

Are you looking to drastically cut your home energy consumption? We have you covered! Smart thermostats and solar panels are two of the most powerful technologies available on the market that help you take control of your home’s power consumption. Installing a smart thermostat and solar panels will work together to minimize your power usage and maximize your clean energy generation. Here is how you a smart thermostat and solar panels can reduce your home energy consumption:

Monitor your home’s solar energy consumption

Modern smart thermostats hardly resemble the old programmable thermostats of the past. Today, smart thermostats can actually help you identify and address situations where your power use is not as efficient as it could be. This insight means you’ll save money on your energy bills in the long term.

Reducing power bills is also a major motivator for homeowners looking to install rooftop solar panels. When you couple it with a smart thermostat, you can easily monitor your actual electricity consumption to ensure that you’re using your solar power responsibly.

Smart thermostat helps you reduce energy waste and save money

When you install a smart thermostat in your home, you will never have to worry about leaving the air conditioning on when you’re not home or other energy wasting tendencies. Why? Smart thermostats are connected to WiFi and allow you to manage your energy use remotely and prevent accidental energy waste.

Pairing your smart thermostat with your solar energy system is a smart way to monitor both your energy production and energy consumption. Keeping track of how much energy you generate
and the amount you use can help you maximize your savings!

Smart thermostats also deliver major savings if your utility charges more for electricity during peak hours. Smart thermostats allow you to cut your energy consumption when electricity prices are highest, usually in the afternoon. Pairing your smart thermostat with solar panels is the most effective way to track how much energy your panels are generating and adjust your power consumption accordingly.

 

Originally published by  EnergySage.com

 

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