Standard Energy Solutions Shares Summer Energy-Savings Survival Tips for …

June 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Solar Energy Tips

ROCKVILLE, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Homeowners seeking to mitigate increased energy costs during the summer
months and keep their homes at a comfortable temperature are
increasingly looking to energy management technologies and improvements
to increase home energy efficiency. Standard
Energy Solutions
(SES), a Standard
Solar
company, has recently expanded its offerings to bring
customers the most extensive and effective services in home energy
management, so that they can enjoy a safe and comfortable home in any
season.

From higher air conditioning electricity costs to storms and power
outages, summer can bring a host of concerns. SES offers the following
tips for peace of mind and efficiency:

  • Offset increased electric costs with solar.
    For many families, having children home from school means increased
    electric usage throughout the days of summer. In addition, during
    summer heat waves more electricity is needed to keep the home at the
    desired temperature. During these same sunny summer days, solar panels
    produce energy at their peak, which helps to counter the high summer
    electric bill.
  • Insulation and air sealing in the proper places will keep cool air
    in and reduce the amount of hot air that enters.
    Often, homes have
    rooms that do not reach the same temperature as the rest of the home,
    either becoming too hot or cold. By inspecting the building’s
    envelope
    (the physical separator between the interior and the
    exterior environments of a building), insulating and sealing leaks
    where necessary, these areas can be greatly improved.
  • Install LED bulbs to decrease the amount of heat produced by
    lighting in the home.
    LED bulbs not only use less energy, but they
    also produce less heat. With incandescent bulbs, 90 percent of the
    energy released is heat (they can reach 180 degrees) and only 10
    percent is light. An LED bulb, on the other hand, runs at an average
    temperature of 90 degrees and converts 60 percent of its electricity
    to light.
  • Install a programmable thermostat that works with Smart Home
    components.
    Programmable thermostats help maintain a comfortable,
    ideal temperature, but pairing one with Smart Home technology allows
    ultimate control of the home’s energy use from anywhere, even when you
    are away.
  • Prepare for summer storms and rolling blackouts with a home
    generator
    and surge protector. Protect against the
    inconveniences caused by power outages, including lost productivity,
    spoiled food and other concerns with a whole house or emergency
    generator.
  • Participate in local utilities’ peak power shut off program.
    Many utility companies have programs that provide cash or credits for
    agreeing to have a switch installed on the air conditioning unit that
    reduce its energy use during times of peak electric usage. This can
    help lower energy costs. To find out more, visit your local utility
    company’s website.

For more energy savings tips, follow SES
on and Facebook.

SES is a BPI
Accredited Contractor
, ensuring its customers’ home energy
efficiency solutions are installed to the highest standards and
participates in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S.
Department of Energy’s Home Performance with Energy Star program. It
also employs NABCEP
certified engineers, installers and top electricians to ensure the
quality of work for its solar installations.

About Standard Energy Solutions

Standard
Energy Solutions
, a Standard
Solar
company, provides home energy solutions; exceeding the highest
standards in all aspects of home solar, energy efficiency and energy
management implementation. The company’s team of experts helps customers
reduce energy costs by delivering solutions that empower them to have
greater comfort in their homes and control over their own energy
production and usage. Offering a vast array of products and services to
ensure the most cutting-edge energy solutions, Standard Energy Solutions
is committed to providing customers with a complete turnkey solution
including engineering, installation, financing and system maintenance
solutions. For more information, www.standardenergysolutions.com.

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