I have installed solar – Why is my electricity bill unexpectedly high?
You’ve just purchased a solar system and you are expecting your electricity bill to be $150 less at the end of every quarter. Unfortunately, at the end of the quarter when you look at your electricity bill you are left in a state of shock. You realize the bill is the same as earlier and you haven’t saved anything. Of course! You deserve and expect the most out of your investment however, that is not happening. We are here to help you lower your bills. There are several reasons for the huge bills after solar. Read on to learn more.
1. You are using a lot of electricity at night – Use smart devices and timers
Your house is probably empty during the daylight hours and most of your electrical appliances get used in the night when the sun has set. Your electricity consumption patterns can cause huge differences in your electricity bills. Make use of timers in your electric appliances and set them to work in the daylight hours. Small habits can go a long way, like setting pool timers, dishwashers and washing machine timers. This can reduce the tasks as you come back tired at the end of the day and also make better use of solar electricity.
It is recommended to install a battery if your energy usage is high at night. Battery can save the energy generated from solar power which can be used in the night and other cloudy days. According to Solar Victoria, Solar PV and battery rebates are available in every Victorian postcode.
2. Perceptual Gap – Compare Pre & Post Solar Bills
I have got solar on my roof. I can now use as much electricity as I want at any time of the day. This is the general misconception that comes along with solar installation in an individual’s mind. However, as said it’s a “misconception”. Your solar system can offset your day time electricity usage. Get your hands on your electricity bill before and after solar and compare your peak and off peak energy consumption levels. Over the years, there have been several researches that suggest the bigger the solar system the better, an individual should install more than required as that helps in meeting and balancing with the grid demands and changes. On an average one panel generates 1kW. It can be a bit difficult to get into those technicalities, our experts can make it easy for you. Speak to one of our experts today and get your bills assessed to see what size solar system will offset your bill. Consider reading our blog Are you on your best “best offer” power bill?
3. You need to get your system checked.
It may be possible that your solar system is not performing up to the mark and thus you are not able to make the most out of your system. You can check your monthly, quarterly and yearly average usage before solar installation. And respectively compare your solar generation with it. An average estimated solar generation according to CEC, for central Victoria in summer for a 5kw system should be 20-24kW. To avoid doing these calculations yourself and spending time over it simply call your solar retailer and have your system checked and if you haven’t installed solar yet, get your investment analysis today.
We at Solar Miner believe that good business is rooted in investing in stronger relationships with customers. If we achieve that, it equates to success in our book. Finding the right kind of solar system in Melbourne can save you years of frustration and drama. We have a record of keeping our customers happy and providing the best technical support. Get your solar quote from Solar Miner NOW!