WHAT IS RENEWABLE ENERGY AND HOW CAN IT BENEFIT MY HOME?

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Everyone is talking about renewable energy and getting away from costly systems that utilise known renewable resources. With so many options of renewable sources, it just doesn’t make sense to use energy sources that once gone, are gone forever.

Before we get into how using renewable energy can benefit your home, it’s important to understand what we mean when we talk about renewable energy. Simply put, it means any energy that can be constantly replenished. This can mean solar power, wind power, hydro-power and even the lesser known geothermal power. When you use solar power, you aren’t taking away from the sun. It will still shine tomorrow. This is what we mean be renewable.

How does this benefit you?

With the help of home automation installations, renewable energy can be easily utilised. You can run your home off solar power and use the home automation system to ensure that things are running optimally. This can save you both time and money. Some automation systems can even help you determine the charge level of your solar batteries, and if it is time to connect to grid power. They can also help you save energy by allowing you to turn on and off systems as they are needed. Instead of having your water heating all day using power, you can use your home automation installation to turn it off at the time you leave and turn it back on just before you get home so you have hot water for your evening shower. Making small changes to the way you run your home can make a huge difference to your overall bank balance and yearly spending.

Another way that renewable energy can benefit you is if you gain more than your household needs! If this is the case your local energy provider will pay you to provide energy to the grid. Though this may not pay much, it is better to be paid by the electrical company than to have to pay them.

Having a home automation installation and utilising renewable energy also means you can track and see when is the best time for certain things to run. If your solar power system gets the most power mid-day it makes sense to utilise that to run various household items, then to utilise solar power in the evening when there is less of it to use. This can make your home that much more efficient.

To learn more about the many benefits renewable energy can have for your home, contact us today at McCormick Concepts. If you are wanting to make the switch and have a home automation installation, our team will be happy to assist you in deciding which system best suits your needs. And how making the change to renewable energy couldn’t be a better choice. With over 16 years of experience, let us put our expertise to use today. Drop by one of our locations or call us at 1300 795 469 and let us answer any questions you might have.