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Reduce Your Reliance on the Power Grid with a Battery Backup System

As winter draws near with Jack Frost nipping at your nose, you want a warm place to retire when at home. While the fireplace provides some heat, you’ll likely need to fire up your electric heating system. Though it keeps you warm, it also causes your electric meter to spin! It doesn’t get much better in the summer either as North Carolinians blast the AC to stave off the heat. 

While the state has not had to resort to rolling blackouts or experienced unanticipated power outages as other parts of the U.S., it’s clear that energy usage is on the rise, resulting in increased costs for homeowners. 

Fortunately, there is a solution that can reduce your reliance on the power grid and reduce your power bill.  It’s called a battery backup system - the perfect solution for Asheville, NC homeowners! 

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What Is a Battery Backup System?

A battery backup system enables homeowners to reduce their reliance on the grid with off-the-grid power solutions. The system starts with a home solar panels array. These solar panels collect energy during the day and produce more electricity than a home can use. Then, by installing a battery backup system, homeowners can store excess energy generated by their solar panel systems. 

How Do You Use the Energy?

Energy management systems enable homeowners to transition from solar, battery, and on-grid energy seamlessly. You can see available energy and use it during peak consumption periods when time-of-use pricing is high. The system will also warn you about approaching storms and save up stored energy in case of a power outage.

Dynamic Load Management lets you control every circuit in your home and enables you to go off-grid instantly. Whether you're looking to reduce energy bills, keep your home running during a power outage, or maximize the use of your solar panels, this system can help.  

Does It Integrate with a Smart Home?

When integrated into your Savant smart home platform, you experience effortless control. From the Savant Pro App on your smartphone, touchscreen, or tablet, you can view energy production and consumption, including your highest energy consumers, and set the system for specific conditions with one touch. Eco Mode maximizes solar and battery usage, while Off-Grid Mode disconnects from the grid entirely.

Additionally, during a power outage, you’ll receive a notification, and the system automatically shuts off nonessential electrical circuits in the home. From this same platform, you control your lighting, climate, entertainment, and security, making for a completely integrated home. In severe weather, you can check on your home from anywhere in the world and receive alerts in the event of flooding or temperature fluctuations.

Are you ready to reduce your electric bill while creating an eco-friendly home? You can reduce your energy dependency and ensure your smart home stays connected.

At Kasted Design Group, we’ve been creating customized automated solutions for our clients from the Carolinas to the other side of the country for over 40 years. To learn more about battery backup options and energy management or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact Kasted Design Group today.

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