How Electricity Use Is Shifting During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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With stores, restaurants, schools and arenas shuttering doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there have been sudden changes in how we’re consuming energy. There has been a steep drop off of energy usage in commercial buildings. Yet, as we’re sheltering in place, individuals are consuming larger amounts of energy at home. And this will be reflected in the coming months on utility bills.

As we spend more time in our homes, we’re naturally consuming more energy for lights, appliances, heating and cooling. However, many of us are also working from home and relying more than ever on information technology. In other words, binge-watching Netflix and those extensive teleconferences are costing you money due to your greater energy usage.

Hopefully, we will be able to overcome this pandemic quickly and return to our normal daily lives. However, this current uncertainty does highlight the financial benefit of energy independence from a home solar power system. With the installation of a photovoltaic system, you can reduce or eliminate monthly electrical bills and lessen your independence on your utility company. As well, it makes a long-term positive impact on your local community and the environment.

Cool Blew Solar takes the threat of the Coronavirus seriously and is doing everything possible to limit the spread while continuing to provide professional solar power installation and service. For more information, call us at 623-234-2836.