Even though I haven’t completely come around to the idea of using solar energy, I might be forced to do so if the temperatures keep breaking records
We went through one of Phoenix’s hottest months in recent memory a couple of years ago. For more than 50 straight days, the outside temperature increased by about 100 degrees. It goes without saying that the air conditioner will likely be running nearly constantly when it’s hot outside. And I usually keep my house at a comfortable 72 degrees. So it comes as no surprise that I spent close to $300 every month to maintain the highest level of comfort in my home. The only saving grace was that since we didn’t use the heat as much as we did the air conditioner that year, my energy bill during the Winter dropped to about $100. My energy bill is significantly lower than someone with a 5- or 6-bedroom home because I live in a 3-bedroom house. The cost for running their air conditioning that year was probably close to $500 per month for those homeowners. With prices like these, it’s understandable why more and more people are choosing to switch to solar power. According to what I’ve read, solar energy is being promoted as a superior choice and can eliminate the cost of the monthly energy bill. Even though I haven’t completely come around to the idea of using solar energy, I might be forced to do so if the temperatures keep breaking records. While living in Phoenix, the solar might just be my best option as long as it can continuously power my air conditioner. The good news is that we receive plenty of sunshine, so setting up solar panels might just be a wise decision.