How Will My Utility Bill Increase This Thanksgiving Weekend?
Did you know that November and December can be the some of the most energy consumed months due to the holiday season? In fact, in Escanaba, Michigan, the residents of the area had consumed 381,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity during the holidays, which is a little higher than 10% the average consumption (2020).
Before 2018, ISO New England found that residents from some northern states were consuming electricity at higher rates than normal during the Thanksgiving weekend. The highest levels at the time showed to be between the hours of 9:00am-12:00pm, when the maximum hours of usage for normal workdays were 7:00am-9:00am. Since having switched to solar energy in 2018, these northern states experienced a decrease in electricity consumption as the main source of power for residents came from their solar systems. Not to mention, even as the temperature dropped that year, the consumption rates still managed to remain low (2019).
So where does the utility consumption occur? Well not only does it come from putting lights and decorations in or around the house, but 63% of the electricity usage actually comes from household cooking fuel. While only $0.10 is used to pay each kilowatt-hour of cooking fuel consumption, over time this price can rise. Imagine, in order to cook a turkey, about 7200 watts are needed, and “a typical modern electric oven uses 2400 watts per hour” (2018).
Considering how much electricity is required to make our favorite family recipes, think about how much you could be saving when switching to solar energy this holiday season!! If you make the switch before November 30th, you will receive a Nest Thermostat to keep you warm this winter and $2,000 redeemable towards your first initial months! Give us a call at (407) 901-2040 to get started!!
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Stringer, Emily. (2019, November 25). “Thanksgiving Power Grid Peaks Reduced By Solar Power.” Appalachian Renewable Power. Retrieved from https://www.arp-solar.com/2019/11/25/thanksgiving-power-grid-peaks-reduced-by-solar-power/.