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6 questions to ask yourself before installing Solar energy systems

Going solar is a wise decision. It is an ideal way of becoming energy efficient, a more conscious choice about energy consumption. Not only does it give you a good feeling for not having to pay those big tyrant power companies loads of cash every month, but you also feel a little warm and fuzzy for doing something right for the environment.

Installing residential solar power systems can be tricky; adding mainstream consumers in this field. For instance, if you want to buy a car, there are plenty of people who have done it and can help you with it, but the cohort of buyers who use solar energy systems is limited. Besides that, the stakes are high after all this is going on your roof and there is no room for errors; you can’t just make mistakes and say next time I’ll do better.

The few questions you need to ask yourself before making the jump to go solar.

1. Is your house appropriate for solar energy systems?

This is clearly the first thing you need to know before installing solar energy systems. If your roof is covered in shade most of the day throughout the year, it might not be favorable enough. Also, make sure your rooftop is in pretty good shape structurally.

2. Have you investigated your home’s energy efficiency?

The amount of energy you will need depends on how much you will be using it. So, it is important to investigate the usage of power before paying for those solar panels. An energy audit and looking into potential efficiency upgrades is a good way to start before you create a framework. You should be well aware of the total electricity usage, and consider low-cost and easy-to-implement efficiency measures before choosing solar.

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3. What kind of solar energy systems should you be buying?

The two leading solar technologies to choose from are photovoltaic, which uses arrays of cells to turn sunlight into electricity, and thermal, which uses sunlight to heat water or air for usage inside.

4. How to connect with your home network?

It really depends on where you live, but the principle for connection with the utility is the same. There are lots of logistics involved.

5. When and how will you be credited for the electricity you generate?

This refers to the net metering. It is a billing method that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. While you are out and about during the day and not using much electricity at your home, your solar energy systems can be working hard to save you money.

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6. Is your solar installer qualified and professional?

When researching solar installers, be sure to find qualified and insured professionals with the proper certification; the solar industry-standard certification is approved by the North America Board of Certified Energy Practitioners.

The intermittent nature of renewable resources means that it is absolutely critical to switch towards cleaner energy solutions for the shift in our dependence on fossil fuels. The severity of the climate crisis is becoming apparent with every passing day and as per the Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Solar and Wind are expected to contribute nearly half of the global power mix. Florida has an abundance of sunshine year round and good exposure to the southern sky which makes it a perfect place to invest in solar energy systems. Property Solutions is a one-stop-shop for all your solar energy system needs with competitive prices and timely delivery.