Solar Installations are an investment for the future. It isn’t cheap by any means, and there are several things that one must take into consideration before going in for renewable energy.
Since the primary objective involves reducing costs and dependency on conventional energy, here are 5 things that you must consider before you think of going solar:
#1: Use Less, Save More
If there’s anything that’s true about solar energy, it is the fact that it is expensive – at least, at first. So, make it a habit to reduce energy consumption as much as possible because this habit of efficiency will have obvious (and positive) consequences to your electricity bill.
#2: An energy efficient home saves energy dollars
One of the biggest reasons why people tend to spend more money on energy costs is because of not insulating their homes properly. Again, getting your home properly insulated by a professional will ensure that you save energy consumption.
#3: Reading your electricity bill to know more
Find out how you are being charged, and based on that knowledge, you can work out a few guidelines as to how you can be more efficient when spending energy. The benefit: reduced costs if you understand how it works.
#4: Get some facts about the roof straight
Two questions that will get you a rebate most often is whether the roof gets full sun during the hours of 9 AM to 3 PM, and also if the roof allow for a solar installation facing the south.
#5: Your financial stability after a solar installation
There’s no doubt that it’s going to cost you a bit to get a solar installation. So, don’t get yourself into further debt but instead go for a solar installation when you’re “in the green”.