Increased Electricity Uses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As members of our community change their daily routine to stay at home and help diminish the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), a shift in energy consumption is also occurring. Keep reading to learn more about these unprecedented rises in electric usage, as well as the benefits of utilizing solar energy now more than ever.
COVID-19 and the Rise in Electricity Use
If you thought about your average day before the current health pandemic hit, your energy consumption probably peaked in the morning as you prepared for your day and then fell during the afternoon. After everyone came home from school, work and other activities, it’s safe to assume that your electric consumption rose again during the evening. Due to these assumptions, power providers are able to generate enough electricity to power local grids daily. However, due to stay at home orders and social distancing measures, more households require a more steady source of energy each day.
Think of it this way: now, every day is a weekend at home — where you can kick back, watch television and complete more tasks at home. This rise in time at home means more energy being used across your household. In turn, this means higher energy bills for the average household.
How You Can Benefit From Solar Energy During COVID-19
Homes with solar energy have the ability to keep up with the demand for this additional energy as they produce their own energy right at home. In the midst of this health crisis, it may feel like there is not a lot that we can control — but with solar technology, you can regain control of how and when your energy is produced and used.
Getting Started With Solar in San Jose
Solar power has been a growing trend in our community here in San Jose, the South Bay and Silicon Valley for some time now. If you have been considering installing a solar system for your own home, there’s no better time than now! At Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar, our team will work with you to choose the system best fit for your home and will work safely to install it.
Our SunSource® Home Energy Systems connect with high-efficiency heat pumps and/or air conditioners from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection to provide you with optimal comfort. Contact our team today to get started! (408) 868-5500