Five Easy Steps to Maximize Solar Power Savings

Five Easy Steps to Maximize Solar Power Savings

“Solar prepping” your home with these simple steps can help make your home more energy efficient, and thus reduce the size and cost of your solar system. If you decided to install a solar power system for your home but you sure unsure about the size of the system you need, then you have to do a

“Solar prepping” your home with these simple steps can help make your home more energy efficient, and thus reduce the size and cost of your solar system.

If you decided to install a solar power system for your home but you sure unsure about the size of the system you need, then you have to do a detailed research to see if it is feasible to install it on your home.  If you install a bigger system then you actually need then you are wasting money. The following five easy steps can help you maximize your solar power savings.

One of the downsides by installing solar systems in Bosnia & Herzegovina is that the country is not giving out any incentives; therefore the citizens are not encouraged to experiment with solar power.

Step 1: Modern Windows, Drapes Keep Cold Out, Heat In

Some homes, and not just older ones, tend to “breathe” a lot. That is to say, the windows and doors do not shut tightly and have poor insulating characteristics. Modern windows, especially double-paned, are much better insulators than single paned windows. Old or new, you should periodically check window perimeters, inside and out, for cracks and leakage.

Step 2: Door Seals Help Insulate

Along with windows, doors are one of the main ways that air gets in and out of your home. There is not much you can do about opening and closing them for access, but there are plenty of low and even no-cost things you can do to keep them from “breathing” so much. The most common add-ons for doors are the seals for the bottom, which can be screwed or glued on quickly. A great test is on a cool evening. Place your hand at the base of the front door and if there is a breeze then a new seal is needed.

Step 3: Check Your HVAC System

Whatever kind of heating, ventilation and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system you have, check for leakage of any kind. For central units, you will also want to check the filters, as clogged ones can dramatically reduce efficiency, and ducts, to ensure that there are no leaks.

Step 4: CFL bulbs

Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) are tremendous energy-savers, and as the technology improves and longer bulb lives become more common, they will be money-savers. Although the primary savings will be attributable to their lower power consumption, they are cooler than incandescent bulbs and therefore will have a small but continuous heat-reducing effect.

Step 5: The Energy-Conscious Lifestyle

Being a conscientious planetary citizen takes more than green bumper stickers and Energy Star appliances, although these help. It all depends on your effort to develop an energy-conscious lifestyle to ease your financial burdens as well as the planet’s environmental protection.

Preparing Your Home Means Preparing Yourself

As you can see, preparing to install a solar power system means much more than estimating the square footage of sunlit roof area. When you take the steps toward installing your solar power system, these simple steps will keep your energy-use estimates low, and will help save thousands on a system that is sized properly for your home. Reducing your energy consumption will save you money as well as relieve energy pressures on the planet.

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