How to tell if solar is right for you!
When ever we get an enquiry about solar, one of the first questions we get, 'Is solar right for me?" Here a couple of tips on how to work out if solar is right for you.
What is your current power consumption and can you save power anywhere?
When someone want solar on their property, generally they are looking at saving money on their power bills. With this in mind, it makes sense to have a look around and see where you can make savings.
Here are some examples
* Checking the hot water system is not leaking and is on the correct tariff
* Do you have energy efficient lighting? Can you change out the ones you use the most?
* Do you have multiple fridges and are they all being used to their fullest capacity
* Are your air conditioning filters clean?
When we do a site visit, we will go through these items with the client and factor in the changes. Sometimes these small item can add up to big savings.
What size system fits in with your budget (and on your roof)
With anything in life, you need to be comfortable with what you are spending your money on and understand the value you will be getting out of it. This is where your local solar installer can help out. Its a maze to try and navigate around all the specials on TV, facebook, in the mail, and if one of my main pieces of advice is "You get what you pay for". Im not saying there isn't great deals out there, but there are a lot of poor ones. Try to find someone local with great review, who has been installing solar for a while, and will back their product.
This leads on to my next point of a quality clean energy council installer will want to come out and look at the job first. This ensures that the installer knows what he is in for, can advise on options to fit your budget and can highlight any issues upfront so you don't find out the hard way when you get charged extra that hasn't been allowed for.
Get a detailed quote and ask about anything you are not sure on
A part of the guidelines of being a clean energy solar installer is to supply the customer with all the details required to make a decision on purchasing a solar system.
Some of the items to look out for are
* Cost to install
* Warranties of the inverter, panels and workmanship
* Any extra fees associated with your retailer
* How much saving you should expect based on the system and current bills
If you are unsure about anything, do not feel worried to ask a silly question as there are no silly questions. Solar can be complicated, but if you have the right installer, they should make it great experience.
If you would like to know any further information or would like a quote on solar please don't hesitate to get in contact.
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