Going solar is a wonderful eco-friendly and cost-effective option. Installing solar panels can save you a lot of money on your electric bill. Whether you are switching from the city grid to solar or starting with solar power, there are some things you need to consider before you start to harness the sun’s power. Here are 4 important things you need to know and consider before installing solar panels.
Before installing solar panels to your roof, you need to consider the condition your roof is in. If your roof requires repairs, you should do this before you have your solar panels installed. It can be difficult to remove them afterward to get repairs done. You also want to make sure that everything is in a condition to avoid accidents and problems later on. You want to ensure the safety of all involved.
You must find the right company to perform your installation. You want to find a team with the right credentials and good customer reviews that fits your budget. As mentioned by our team, you want to look into companies with highly trained professionals that offer varied services. You will want the best options available to you. The company you go with should have options that can work with your budget, location, and your desired operational plan.
You also want to consider your average usage depending on how you want to use the solar panels. You may need to make adjustments to your current equipment. You also want to know how much power you use to know the number of panels you need and things like storage if necessary. For a larger home, you will, of course, need more paneling to cover the total usage of the entire house. If you live in something more moderate, you probably won’t need as much. Living in a split-level can also be divided up and shared as a community to cover the total cost and average out the whole building’s usage.
The next thing you want to decide is whether you want to be on or entirely off-grid. Some people are on both. Using the solar to power certain things and the gird to cover the others. Others prefer to be completely off-grid. Both options are fine; it simply depends on what you prefer and what is allowed for you. Some people, while mostly off-grid, are still required to have a meter and pay a monthly rental fee for it. If you’re going off-grid and getting rid of an electricity bill altogether, then you will want to consider storage options. You will need enough battery space to store the amount of power need to operate the things you need.
Going solar is a great alternative, and more individuals, families, communities, and businesses are making the switch. It is much better for the environment and is much more cost-effective in the long term. It may cost a bit in the beginning to have it installed, but it will more than pay itself back in what you save in traditional electric bill costs. Contact our team today for a free walkthrough of all these considerations and whether solar is right for you!