Many people are making the switch to solar energy because of the financial benefits. With solar energy being completely free, you can obviously slash your electricity bill with a solar panel installation. If you choose a solar system battery, you can virtually eradicate electricity bills altogether – and with some batteries help protect your home from power outages.
We know that solar is a smart choice financially, but what about the other benefits? Switching to solar is a healthy choice for your family, and it’s something that everybody can benefit from in more ways than one. Let’s take a look at why solar is a great idea for your whole family.
Reduction in energy bills
The most obvious way that solar benefits your family is in the reduction of energy bills. Federal subsidies and the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme have made it more affordable than ever to pay for your solar installation, meaning you start realising the cost savings even faster. For the monthly budget, a reduction in energy costs means there’s more money for the things you love.
Whether that means an extra date night for you and your significant other, or an opportunity to take the family on an extra weekend away, these savings benefit the whole family.
Less stress in the home
Electricity bills are more than just a monthly or quarterly annoyance. They can be a genuine source of stress, especially because many people are caught by surprise when the bill comes in. You can do your best to budget for it, but often the bill is higher than imagined causing “bill shock”. Expensive bills and other financial problems put a strain on relationships and can make the home an unhappy place for everybody.
With solar energy, not only do you reduce those bills but you can also get more accurate information regarding your energy usage, making it easier to predict your bills in advance.
A valuable way to teach kids about energy use
When you’ve got a solar system, you can learn to maximise its potential by being smart with energy use. This includes things like programming high-energy appliances like dishwashers and washing machines to run during the day, at staggered times, while the sun is shining and the energy is free. Once you’ve learned this, you can also teach the kids.
Children these days are learning more and more about energy use, the environment, carbon emissions and how reliance on fossil fuels can impact the planet. So, you can teach them about the benefits of solar in the home. It’s also a great way to teach them about money, and the importance of doing what you can to reduce energy bills.
A changing attitude passed down to your kids
When many of us grew up, solar energy was like something out of a science fiction movie. Or, for younger readers, it was around, but not many people had it installed at their homes. Now, we’re making a significant shift towards renewable energy as a society. By being part of that and having an attitude of doing what we can to reduce carbon emissions, our children can develop this same attitude. It’s a great thing for them and beneficial for the environment.
Look after the planet for your children’s future
On top of helping to shape the way the next generation thinks about renewable energy, we can make a positive difference to the environment right now. While our children’s generation will undoubtedly be the ones who push the green revolution even further, that doesn’t mean we should wait. Switching to solar energy now is a fast way to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and start reversing some of the damage we’ve done to the planet.
Whether you’re a passionate environmentalist or just take a passing interest in decreasing your carbon footprint, solar is good for your family. Reduce your energy bills now and set your kids up for a better future – teach them the importance of renewables from an early age.
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