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Your Electric Bill and Solar Energy

Become familiar with your overall energy usage before you invest in a solar energy system. Examine how much energy you use per month and per year. Understand the average kilowatt-hour usage as well as generation charges, delivery charges, and how your power usage changes at different times of the year. In doing so, you will be making a sound decision regarding your potential solar energy system.

Investing in a solar energy system is a major investment, so don’t just hand over your electricity bills to a solar installer. You should understand the ins and outs of what you’re paying, and how your payments change over time. Be responsible and obtain a deep level of knowledge when it comes to your energy usage. That way, you can get the best solar energy system for your home, your budget, and your calculated energy usage.

Most people are afraid to look at their energy bills closely. The terminology can be confusing, and the numbers can be scary. Compare the different components, and if you have any questions, speak with your utility company. They should be more than happy to explain delivery charges, kilowatt-hours, and other portions of your invoice you may not be familiar with. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. After all, you’re taking a proactive step in reducing your energy costs — so take this seriously!

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