3 Reasons Builders Should Include Energy Storage in New Homes
With new solar energy rules coming to California in 2020, you can get ahead of the curve with energy storage systems
It can be challenging to keep up with the latest design trends if you’re a builder, architect or otherwise involved in creating new homes. But new regulations are something you can’t forget about or brush aside, and there are big changes coming to California in 2020. As of Jan. 1, solar energy systems will be required in any new homes.
While these new rules can create challenges, they also present opportunities for professionals who are willing to embrace new technologies. In this case, home energy storage systems have tremendous potential for both businesses in the building trade and families who purchase new homes.
How does this work? We’re glad you asked, and today we’ll show you precisely why California builders in the South Pasadena should include home energy storage systems in every new home they build.
LOWER ENERGY BILLS
Home energy storage systems are a fantastic way for families to reduce the amount of energy they need from the grid and save money. Home energy storage systems take power generated from solar panels or other energy sources and hold them in a battery for later use. This is extremely handy for emergency situations, which we’ll get into a bit later, but it also presents opportunities to reduce the amount of energy a home uses on any given day.
Many homeowners’ energy bills are based not only on how much energy they use, but also on when they draw it from the grid. Families often pay more for energy during peak hours in the afternoon and early evening. If a home is equipped with a home energy storage system, and that system has been stockpiling energy from solar panels all day, then that energy can be deployed when peak demands hits on the normal grid. This means families are using less energy overall, and they’ll also pay less because they won’t be paying extra for power right when they want it most to keep cool.
SAFETY IN AN EMERGENCY
Blackouts and brownouts are increasingly common in much of California, and it’s an issue that’s unlikely to go away anytime soon. Aside from the inconvenience of losing power during the hottest part of the day, blackouts and brownouts present serious safety considerations. Families may have vital medical equipment that depends on a steady power source, and not having air conditioning in the dead heat of summer can lead to heatstroke and other medical complications.
Builders and homeowners need to be prepared for these incidents, and a home energy storage system can definitely help. The system kicks in automatically if the home’s power supply is interrupted, and it happens so quickly it’s likely families may not even notice. These systems can last for several hours, giving families plenty of time to weather the blackout or find another remedy for the situation. And better still, a home energy storage system can protect the electronics in a home from surge damage when the grid either goes down or suddenly starts back up.
With the new year approaching quickly, now’s the time to learn more about home energy storage systems and all they have to offer. To learn more about these devices or other home automation systems from Personal Technology, call us at (323) 250-3430 or visit our contact page.