Have you ever pictured yourself trying to live off the grid? You might think it looks like moving into the middle of nowhere with nobody around you and attempting to live off the land. But that isn’t the reality of what living off the grid can look like in 2022. A modern version of “living off the grid” is being able to secure your own power without reliance on the main city grid. This blog will break down the benefits of living off the grid, how you can start, and how we at Econo Air can help.
Why Would I Consider Living Off The Grid?
Utility prices in Southern California have been on the rise in recent years, and that trend is expected to continue. This is bad news for residents who are already struggling to make ends meet. However, it also presents an opportunity for those who are looking to live off the grid.
Living off the grid means you are not connected to the public utility infrastructure. You generate and store your power, usually with solar panels or a wind turbine and a solar storage solution. In Southern California, we are no strangers to the dangers and disruptions fire season can bring. During fire season, wind advisory areas can have their power cut off or shut down, but if you don’t live on the city's grid, you can still find yourself with power.
Living off the grid is not for everyone. It requires a significant investment of time and money to set up a self-sufficient homestead. But for those who are willing to make the commitment, it can be a very rewarding experience. And with utility prices on the rise, there has never been a better time to go off the grid.
How We Can Help
A great benefit to installing a solar panel system in your home is seeing large cuts to your energy bills. Installing solar panels helps your bottom line and reduces your home’s impact on the environment. They can even add value to your home and build equity and a higher resale value. When you pair solar panels with a solar storage solution, you will also have a supply of standby power to use at night or during power outages.
While solar panels can be expensive, they are a worthy investment to help you, your family, your home, and the environment. Our team of experts can help answer all of your questions about solar and help guide you through the best solution for you. We also offer high-efficiency and low to zero-emission HVAC systems you can’t get anywhere else.
Interested in living off the grid in Southern California? Contact Econo Air at (714) 710-1070!.