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7 Energy Efficient Ways To Maximise Your Solar

It’s a fact; solar power is making waves. Not only for its environmental benefits but also for maximising your high energy-consuming appliances. With Australia’s sunny climate and high electricity rates, now is the best time to make this move!

It’s important to remember that energy efficiency is not always about turning off appliances, but sometimes using them in the most efficient way possible!

We have listed 7 energy efficient ways to maximise your solar energy.

USE POWER BOARDS

Powerboards are a great way to maximise the use of your solar panels. Appliances that are plugged into power boards can be turned off when not in use, saving you electricity and money!

 

USE SMART APPLIANCES

Smart appliances are pre-designed to use less energy than their traditional counterparts. So not only do they already save you money on your electricity bills, adding a solar system to the mix means that your energy bill will be even further on the decline.

 

GIVE YOUR WINDOWS A FACELIFT

During the summer months, a lot of cool air is lost due to drafty windows and doors. If you turn this loss into gain by installing double glazing or secondary glazing, you can maximise your solar power output by keeping the heat out, thus saving on energy costs!

 

USE A SOLAR HOT WATER SWITCH

Installing a solar hot water switch is a great way to maximise your solar panels’ use. The solar hot water switch allows you to control when your hot water system heats up. So, after the water reaches the ideal temperature during the day where your solar panels get maximum energy from the sun, it will automatically switch off.

 

UNPLUG BATTERY CHARGERS

Charging appliances such as your phone or laptop can be done overnight. This means that battery chargers often use electricity when no one is using them. It’s a great idea to unplug these devices at night and charge during daylight hours.

 

RUN YOUR APPLIANCES THROUGHOUT THE DAY

Running appliances throughout the day will maximise your solar power. Some devices, such as dishwashers and washing machines, can be run at different times of the day to maximise their efficiency! Run your higher power consuming appliances during the day when more sunlight is available.

 

SCHEDULE YOUR AIR CONDITIONING TO COME ON DURING THE DAY BEFORE THE SUN GOES DOWN

Schedule your air conditioner to run throughout the day. By doing so, it  means that you can turn it off at night when less sunlight is available, saving electricity and maximising solar power!

It’s important to remember that energy efficiency is not always about turning off appliances, but sometimes using them in the most efficient way possible!

EFS Solar provides a range of solar products and services for homes or businesses. View all of the information here, or contact us for a quote today. You can also follow along on Facebook or Instagram for more helpful tips on going solar.