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Potentially Offset High Gas Prices By Going Solar

October 29th, 2021 | By Chad McComas

We’ve already seen a rise in energy costs when it comes to putting gas in our cars. The current U.S. average for a gallon of gas is $3.35, up nearly $1.20 more than at the same time a year ago. The bad news is that winter heating costs likely will rise too, which figures to put a larger dent into consumer budgets.

Per a recent report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, it’s expected that nearly half of U.S. households using natural gas to heat their homes will spend about 30% more on their bills this winter compared to 2020. Those using either electricity (6% expected increase), propane (54%) or heating oil (43%) will be seeing their own rises in costs to heat their homes.

Higher gasoline bills combined with higher bills to heat your home is not good news for families on tight budgets. As you evaluate your home’s entire energy picture and how to prepare for these increases, you may want to consider adding solar panels to potentially reduce your electric bills1.

Pink Energy offers ways to cut down costs on your electric bills

Solar panels give customers the chance to lower their carbon footprint by using a clean energy source. Instead of solely relying on utility companies that primarily use fossil-fueled sources to generate the electricity they provide customers, solar energy production emits no greenhouse gases. The panels quietly generate electricity for your home, and any money saved on your electric bills then can go toward paying for your other utilities. Solar customers who work with Pink Energy to install a solar panel system also get to take advantage of an extra offering – our SMARTPWR360° package which includes a suite of items that work to increase the baseline efficiency level of your home. After all, no one runs their HVAC while leaving their windows open, so why wouldn’t you want to get the most value out of your solar panels too?

Our SMARTPWR360° package also helps you get the most value out of your battery system2. This battery is designed to keep vital parts of your home running during power outages, and also can power portions of your home during other times of day as well. The battery stores excess electricity that’s generated by your solar panels or pulled from the grid.

As you consider adding solar to your home, you can also continue strategizing about ways to spend less on electric bills. This includes monitoring your monthly use (remember to turn off lights when not in use!). Being a mindful consumer of energy can add up to helping mitigate the pinch you likely are feeling with these rising energy costs. Call Pink Energy today and we will be happy to see whether solar makes sense for you and answer any questions that you may have.

1Actual results will vary on several factors and are not guaranteed

2The amount of power available from the battery during a power outage is limited, depending on the loads connected, customer usage and battery config. No assurances can be given that the solar system or battery will always work. You should never rely upon either to power life support or other medical devices.

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