February 7

Tips for using sustainable energy in your home

Betting on renewable energies will help us save on our electricity bill and improve our commitment to the environment. Will you join us?

Sustainable energy is energy that meets these three conditions: it comes from natural sources, its use improves household energy efficiency and its availability is unlimited. Its particular characteristic is that it can satisfy all kinds of needs and at the same time be respectful of the planet. The main renewable energies, which meet all the necessary requirements to be sustainable, are: wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wave and tidal energy. In this article we tell you everything you should know when using any of these in your home and the importance of having a sustainable tariff that goes in line with that installation.

A sustainable tariff

If you are willing to install a renewable energy installation in your home, it means you are committed to the cause. Did you know that there are specific electricity tariffs for those who have self-consumption devices at home? For this reason, it is necessary to find out beforehand which options are the most profitable for your home and their characteristics through an electricity comparator . In this electricity comparator you will be able to indicate which installation is part of your supply. In this way, it will not be so difficult to know which electricity tariff to contract.

If you prefer to ask directly how this tariff will affect your next bills from Iberdrola, Endesa, Holaluz or any other supplier, you can also do so by contacting the electricity company. For example here in Valencia who have contracted with Iberdrola will know where to go, look for your supplier and your city and choose how to maintain communication with them.

What do you need to know if you are going to use sustainable energy?

As we have already mentioned, sustainable energy is that which comes from renewable sources and, therefore, in order to obtain it, it is necessary to install a device that performs this work. The most common in homes are photovoltaic panels, thermal collectors or small windmills to obtain wind energy. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when using this type of energy:

    

  • Awareness: these systems imply environmental awareness. They are not only installed to save money in the home, but also to use less energy. Users start to care more about the energy they consume when they are the ones collecting it themselves.
  • Investment: it is an investment, since it will involve an expense that in some cases may be higher than expected. However, after a few years, has already been profitable and the savings on electricity and gas bills are noticeable from the very first moment.
  • Maintenance: one of the most fundamental parts after an installation of these characteristics is the subsequent care and maintenance. If the recommendations of experts are followed, their useful life will be much longer.
  • Other measures. Undoubtedly, the combination of the use of renewable energy systems together with other actions in the home such as thermal insulation or the purchase of energy-efficient appliances will further reduce our electricity bill.

Calculate how much you can save by using renewable energy here.

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