I’ve been working from home for the last two years and my power bills have just been ridiculous. I didn’t realise how much money I saved on electricity by not being home for 22 hours a day, every day. I pretty much always have the power going. Whether I’m watching TV, have the heating or cooling on, turning lights on and off or taking a shower, I’m using power. When I was at work, I’d only do all those things after 6:00 pm and that saved me so much money.
I could just start going back into the office but I hated the office, so that really isn’t an option. Instead, I’ve started looking into alternatives to going to the office that will mean I can still save money on power, and I’ve decided to install a 5.1 kW solar system in my home. Well, I won’t install it obviously, I’ll get a proper solar installation person to install it so that I don’t damage my home or anything. I’m not sure how much it costs to get solar panels installed, but from all the reading I’ve done, it’s pretty obvious that solar panels and changing to solar energy will save me a lot of money in the long run.
I’ve also looked into residential battery storage systems in the Melbourne area and they look good. I’m not an expert on the subject by any means and so I don’t really want to go into the nitty-gritty of solar systems, residential battery storage and all that, but I have found it interesting to read about and I recommend that anyone who is in a similar situation to me check it out.
I’m really looking forward to chatting with the solar installation guys and getting this underway. I need to start saving money on electricity or I may be forced to go back into the office. Oh, the horror.