How do I Choose the Right Solar System for my Home?
The options available for residential solar power systems are so vast, that it can be overwhelming to those looking to install a solar system in their home. With so many to choose from, how can you choose a solar power solution that is just right for you and your home? Talking to a reputable, knowledgeable solar power consultant is the first step. A good solar power consultant will be able to make an assessment of your home and power usage to provide you with the best advice.
There are a few things you’ll need to discuss with your solar power consultant when making your solar system choice.
The Size of Your Solar Power System
The size of your home and your average energy usage will play a contributing factor to what size solar panel system you should choose. A good solar power consultant won’t pressure you into buying the biggest system possible, but rather take a look at your home as a whole and factor in the following:
- How many rooms are in your home?
- How many occupants are in your home now, and in the future?
- What is the average current energy usage for your home?
- What will suit your budget while giving you the best possible outcome in terms of clean energy and future savings?
The Quality of the Solar Panels
It’s really important to ensure the solar panels you are investing in are of the highest quality. Don’t take the risk and make a long-term investment on such a low-quality solar panel system. Look for a solar installation company that can provide you with extensive information regarding the quality of the brands they supply and the modern technologies used within the system.
The Price and Government Rebates Available
A solar panel system will need to fit into your budget. Consider how much you are willing to spend and find a system that will suit your needs in terms of size, quality and cost outlay. Check which government rebates or green loans are available to you and factor this into your budgeting.
Solar panels are unlike other modern technologies in that they are expected to last long-term. In fact, great quality solar panels can last for 25 years and even after that time, they may only just slightly lose their efficiency rather than needing a complete replacement. Check your solar company provides this kind of warranty, and keep in mind that the inverter often has a separate warranty that should still be a considerable number of years.
Talk to Weather Wizard
At Weather Wizard, we are experts in solar and are more than happy to help you choose the right system for your home. We will discuss your needs and provide you with only the best custom solution. Weather Wizard prides itself on providing premium quality solar panels and honest, high quality service to our local Perth customers. Contact us today and call +61 8 9302 2965 to find out more.