Making the switch to solar power allows you to start enjoying the benefits of clean, renewable energy. Thus, saving you money and allowing you to help do your part to fight the climate crisis.
However, when you decide to go solar, you should know a few things before making the switch to maximize your savings. One is which appliances combined with your solar panels will work the most efficiently in reducing your power bills.
So keep reading to find out which five appliances are perfect for use with solar power.
When it comes to air conditioners, split systems are the most popular option for households going solar. A split system is made up of two parts: an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The outdoor unit is connected to your solar panels, while the indoor unit stays inside your home.
The best thing about using a split system with solar is that the outdoor unit will work to cool your home down using energy from the sun. This means you’ll be able to save on your power bills, as well as reduce your carbon emissions.
A washing machine is a great appliance for solar power as it is a high-energy consumer. By running your washing machine during the daytime, you can take advantage of the free energy from the sun and save on your electricity bills.
Additionally, a front-loading washing machine is more energy-efficient than a top-loading one. So if you’re in the market for a new washing machine, be sure to go for a front-loader.
P.S. Ditch the warm water option and continue only to use cold water to save even more on your electricity bills.
Like a washing machine, a dishwasher consumes a lot of energy, so it’s the perfect appliance to run during the daytime using solar power. So instead of putting the dishwasher on at night time, wait until the sun is up the following day. Doing so maximises your solar system and your savings!
POOL FILTER & PUMP
Australian summers can be brutal; even Australian Winters can be quite warm. So most Australian homeowners are non-negotiable on installing and running a pool for their homes. Obviously, pools aren’t just an upfront expense. They can add hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to your electricity bills per year. However, a high-efficiency pool filter and pump combined with an efficient solar panel system can save you a motza.
WASHING MACHINE & DRYER COMBO
A washing machine and dryer combo is the perfect appliance for households going solar. A combo unit uses less energy than if you were to use two separate devices. So, by using a combo unit, you can save on your electricity bills and reduce your carbon emissions.
Refrigerators run 24/7, which immediately lends itself to high energy use. So, it’s essential to get a refrigerator that is energy efficient. Look for the Energy Star rating when purchasing your new refrigerator.
When you go solar, make sure to consider which of your appliances will work best with your new solar system to maximise your savings.
EFS Solar offers a range of high-quality solar products and services, so be sure to get in touch with us today to find out more. We look forward to helping you save on your electricity bills and in turn look forward to a cleaner future!