Encon Discusses Tips for Battery Backup Systems for the Home
Battery technologies have come a long way over the past few years and offers homeowners exciting new possibilities in energy storage and independence. Several manufacturers now offer safe, reliable, and affordable battery backup systems that can be added to your existing solar system to help store energy for later use. Advanced technology allows for automatic emergency switchover during power outages, or for programming that allows stored energy usage during “peak hours” to offset “time of use” electric utility billing.
Installation of a battery system is minimally invasive and can be done quickly. Additionally, they are completely customizable – more storage can always be added at a later date. Systems can be built for whole home back-up or simply to run a few critical appliances.
Batteries require less maintenance than generators (usually a yearly load test and inspection is all that is needed) and unlike generator sets, there are no moving parts that can fail over time, and the battery’s operation is completely quiet. Battery backup systems are safe and do not emit exhaust that could potentially harm bystanders.
Utility companies are offering incentives to help offset the cost of purchase. For instance, Eversource’s Connected Solutions demand response program will reward you to help put power back onto the grid and assist with grid strain.
Contact Encon to see if a home battery backup system is right for you: