6 Ways Solar Energy Can Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint

There are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. A solar panel system on your roof can be one of the most efficient.

These are six ways that a solar panel system can help you reduce your carbon footprint:

  1. Keep Your Perishables Cold

A refrigerator is a necessary appliance that prevents perishable foods from spoiling. You’ll be happy to know that solar power can power your refrigerator.

  1. Don’t Go to the Laundry

Laundry is the most common household chore. This means that there is always more laundry to do. You might be concerned about the impact of electricity on the environment if you do laundry frequently. Solar energy can provide enough power to clean your clothes and/or dry them.

  1. Whip a Meal

Another appliance that is frequently used every day is the stove. If you own an electric stove, solar energy could provide the power that your stove requires. An electric oven with a 2000W to 2500W rating could heat food for 48 weeks using 162 kWh solar energy. It would take 1.5 hours per week to cook the same amount of food.

  1. Charge Your Devices

Imagine a world where there are no smartphones, tablets, or laptops. We can’t imagine a world without them, and why should we? They are so easy to use. Because of their convenience, a lot of electricity is required to charge them.

  1. Keep the Lights On

Lights are one of the major contributors to electricity usage. Lights, whether they are mounted on the ceiling or table lamps, can use a lot of electricity.

  1. Catch Up on Your Favorite TV Shows

A solar battery can allow you to enjoy TV marathons without causing any damage to the environment. To power a 90-250W LCD TV for 335 consecutive days, at four hours per hour, it would require 241 kWh solar energy.

Call ESD Solar to learn more about solar energy systems that can help reduce carbon emissions.

This post was written by Daniel Massaad, owner and expert solar technician at Energy Solutions Direct! ESD is the top choice for solar panels in Texas! Our licensed and certified contractors are masters of their craft; with years of experience servicing the great Tampa Bay area and beyond, the choice is simple. ESD excels at offering you the best in solar value!