It’s no secret that stay-at-home mums are the masters of multitasking and have their hands full these days – from the school run to cleaning up after the kids and looking after a new born or toddler. Some are even running side hustles or working from home!
But now, more and more mums are adding another task to their list: investing in solar energy technology. That’s right, in between (or maybe even during!) family movie night, mums across Australia are taking steps to go green – both helping Mother Nature and saving money on energy bills!
As work from home mums, we know the importance of staying cool and comfortable during those long days cooped up indoors with kids. That blazing summer afternoon using air conditioning can really rack up energy bills. But by investing in solar technology, you can harness energy from the sun to power your home.
Not only is this a smart choice for the environment, but it also can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Here are the 7 main reasons why:
Solar panels work during the day when you need it most.
It’s a no brainer, if you are working from home with the air-conditioning on you are racking up a big power bill. Since Covid-19 it has been a great opportunity and big shift for Mum’s to work from home and the flexibility that it has provided.
Staying home and running a side hustle.
Running a small business or side hustle from your home has so many benefits. Gives you flexibility, saves on childcare costs, saves on renting an office and fuel costs. The only extra expense you have will be your daily energy increases, which can be easily fixed with solar.
Smarter Use of your appliances.
Stay at home Mums have the absolute best opportunity to get the most out of a solar system and reduce energy costs. They can save by running the Pool Pump during the day. Running the dishwasher and washing machine during the day instead of at night like other families do. Doing the ironing and cooking during the day instead of at night all make a huge difference.
After School and weekends.
Are your school children like the majority these days in the bedrooms doing their homework? Ok let’s be honest, playing video games or watching Netflix with that air conditioner running flat out. You need solar more than anyone!
Have you ordered your Electric Vehicle yet?
Australians like the rest of the world are turning to EV’s as they have no exhaust emmisions, quiet, very cheap to run ($13 compared to $120 to fill up) and just look cool. In August 2022 the Tesla was the highest selling new car in Australia. 30% of all new vehicles purchased is the projected uptake in 2025.(for a family with 3 vehicles in your house one if these will be electric) By 2030 the projected uptake is 50%. Our survey backed this up with 30% of our customers saying that their next car was going to be an EV. A stay-at-home Mum will be able to charge their EV for free with Solar during the day.
What about using my Electric Vehicle as a Home Battery?
Many of the new EV’s have Vehicle to Load capability which will enable your vehicle to run appliances and provide emergency back-up power to your home at night. Then the newer versions will be able to provide bi-directional charging and discharging capabilities. This is the next level for a work at home Mum. You will be able to charge your car with solar all day and then run your house with your car battery for a zero-dollar power bill.
Just a better World for our Children
By switching to solar, work from home mums are not only saving money, but also helping to protect our planet for future generations. By going green and adopting more sustainable energy sources, we can all work together to leave a better world for our children and grandchildren.
In conclusion, whether you’re a work from home mum or just looking to save money on your energy bills, investing in solar technology is a smart and sensible choice. With its many benefits for both the environment and your wallet, it’s worth considering for any busy family!
So what are you waiting for? Start exploring the many solar options available today!
Founder & Manager of Horan & Bird Energy. Director of Master Electricians Australia. John has played a key entrepreneurial role in the transformation of the Energy Landscape in Queensland having founded Horan & Bird in 2004 and building it to a $35 Million Business. The business was then sold, repurchased and merged with Juice Capital in 2020. Juice Capital own one of the largest renewable energy funds in Australia and allow customers to go solar and batteries for no up front capital through Power Purchase Agreements.