Reasons Why Your Home Needs Energy Storage

Reasons Why Your Home Needs Energy Storage

Prepare your home for anything with backup batteries. In today’s world, with the planet’s temperature rising and the threat of global warming, we are more susceptible to extreme weather conditions. With that being said, we are also prone to power outages. Especially in the Northeast with dated utility infrastructures. In this part of the country, you can experience a wide range of weather conditions from snow and ice storms, to tropical storms. How many times have you been without power at your home or business in the past couple years?


When outages occur, it can sometimes take a few days to restore power to everyone. Being without power for a few hours is frustrating, not to mention a few days. Some of the effects of losing power could be any of the following:

  • No lights
  • No heating or cooling systems
  • No hot water
  • No phone or internet service
  • No well water
  • No use of medical equipment powered by electricity
  • No use of electronics or appliances
  • Power surge damage to electronics and appliances
  • Spoiled food if power is lost for too long
  • Security systems down
  • Flooded basements when the sump pump cannot be powered
  • No ability charge cell phones, laptops, or tablets

Losing any of these abilities for too long can be costly and stressful on you and your family. There is however a solution that protects you all and brings your home into the future. That solution is energy storage. Installing a backup battery in your home can be a life saver. It certainly eliminates the worry of losing power and backs up your home instantly. You would hardly recognize the grid was down without looking out of your window and noticing the rest of the neighborhood in a blackout.


There is another dated solution in whole house generators, but batteries are more practical in today’s world. Generators are extremely loud, disturbing and are not green. They run off fossil fuels that require you to store flammable and explosive fuels in your home. That just isn’t safe. Batteries are not only completely quiet, but can store safe and clean energy when paired with a solar PV system. Imagine producing clean energy in the day, utilizing a free and abundant energy source (the sun), storing it in your backup battery and then using that same energy at night when the sun is down. No need to deal with fuel and you’ll never hear it turn on. Lastly, there is little to no maintenance involved with batteries compared to generators which can require it once or twice a year.


Having an energy storage solution can also help you become more self-sufficient. Using less power from the utility grid means lower electric bills. Even though net-metering allows solar users to sell their excess power back to the utility, you get more bang for your buck when you can store your own solar produced energy. Reason being, the buyback from the utility is always less than what energy is sold for. By
producing and storing your own power, the utility grid now becomes the backup energy source. With enough batteries coupled with solar, you can even go completely off-grid.


Want to protect your home or business from power outages, blackouts, emergencies and crisis? Consider installing an energy storage solution. Want a complete energy solution that allows you to produce and store your very own clean energy, as well as save you from high priced utility bills? Consider solar PV with a backup battery. Speak with a solar and battery expert at PurePoint Energy to determine what the right solution is for you. The consultation is completely free and we will answer any questions that you may have.