Every household’s electricity consumption varies, as we are aware that the more we engage in activities such as watching television or using heating and cooling systems, the higher our monthly electric bill becomes. The energy usage of your home can accumulate significantly when certain devices or appliances consume higher wattage. Hence, the initial aspect to consider when determining the required number of solar panels for your home is understanding your regular energy usage, measured in kilowatt hours (kWh).
If you’re unsure about your wattage usage, fret not. Simply retrieve your most recent electric bill and locate the section labeled “Kilowatt Hours (kWh) Used.” Typically, this indicates the amount of electricity consumed during your billing cycle, which usually spans around 30 days. Alternatively, you can find the meter readings provided on your bill and subtract the initial reading from the final one. Understanding your electric bill might seem perplexing at times, but a Solar Energy Specialist can offer guidance on this matter during your appointment.
Do you own an electric vehicle or have plans to acquire one in the future? If the answer is yes, this becomes another influential factor in your home’s energy consumption and should be taken into account when determining the necessary number of solar panels.