24 Jun Win Your Energy Independence With Solar Power
It’s that time of year again—when we break out the red, white, and blue, fire up the grill, and celebrate our freedom. While this year has been stranger than most, that’s nothing a few fireworks and a tall glass of lemonade can’t fix…At least, until you take a look at your summertime electric bills. If your electric company has you feeling anything but brave and independent, there is a solution out there. And it doesn’t even involve dumping tea in any nearby bodies of water. If you’re ready to declare your independence from energy bills, we can help.
Check out our simple four-step plan for energy independence this Fourth of July:
Evaluate Your Energy Habits
The truth of the matter is that our homes and lifestyles revolve around energy consumption. From the A/C we all love and rely on in these Texas summers, to stovetops and ovens, to refrigerators, freezers, and other appliances, our lives run on electricity consumption. While there are some things we can’t do without—like that air conditioning system—we can at least evaluate our energy habits and strive to build better ones.
For instance, turn the thermostat to a more neutral temperature before you leave the house during the day, instead of blasting an empty house down to 62 degrees. Or, avoid running the dryer on hot July afternoons while you bake and clean out the freezer. These and other good energy habits can bring down your monthly energy use, no matter where you get your power.
If this sounds like we’re just tooting our own horn, we’re really not. Part of the reason we’re in the solar business is because we genuinely believe that rooftop solar is the best path for the average American to choose renewable “green” energy sources for their home and everyday lives. It’s affordable, easy to install, lasts for decades, and sets you free from the electric grid, for good. Solar energy is the simplest, smartest option on the market right now.
That’s why we’re dedicated to our mission of bringing solar to every rooftop in Texas. If you’re ready to declare your energy independence, get in touch, and we’ll help you through the process.
Invest In Renewable Energy Sources
So, you’ve improved your energy habits, installed solar panels, and maybe even started recycling. You’ve gone as green as you can—what comes next? This is where many people drop off the wagon, since your personal boxes have been checked and it may feel like there’s not much else you can do. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Once you’ve done your part, it’s time to invest in the future.
According to the World Resources Institute, renewable energy is the cheapest source of new power generation for more than two-thirds of the world. Accordingly, renewables like solar and wind have seen a huge increase in production recently, as the world slowly starts to switch away from fossil fuels—and you can help fuel this growth by investing. Put your wallet where your heart is, and help fuel the future of renewable energy.
Spread The Word
Here’s the thing about societal change: It takes a village. Once you’ve gone solar, it’s time to spread the word about your low energy bills, increased property value, and energy independence with your friends and neighbors. Don’t settle for being first to the future and watching everyone else straggle along on their own time. Spread the word about solar, so that we can all enjoy the benefits of a cleaner, greener world as soon as possible.
What better way to celebrate America’s Independence day than by declaring your own independence from expensive electric bills? This Fourth of July, Longhorn Solar is prepared to help Texans statewide invest in the future by installing a solar powered energy system right on your own rooftop. Contact us today with any questions you have about the process, check out our solar calculator to see if solar is a fit for your home and budget, or get a free quote from one of our solar experts.