Saving the environment by changing into cleaner heating device is a noble thing to do. Solar energy has been mentioned as the best option right now. However, the following things and maintenance need to be done before the installation.
#1. Make Cost Analysis
We should get the electricity record and bills out. We need to check on the amount of money we spend for the bills. If we only spend low amount on this post, we should reconsider if solar energy system will be as cost effective for us.
#2. Roof Reconstruction
When we use solar energy, we will need the solar panel to receive the energy. It needs specific design of roof. We need to check if the roof is high enough and is solid for solar panel.
#3. Long Term Possibility
People commonly install as they need it. We may need to consider the possibility of long term use of the solar system. Our need may get bigger. If so, we will need to make sure the house has enough rooms for the additional panels later.
#4. Do Deep Research
Beside installation, common house naturally needs several reconstructions to make the new system a perfect fit. Find out the entire reconstructions we may need, and how much it will cost us.
#5. Check Your Lawn and Move the Trees
Some people will tell us to cut the entire trees down. We don’t actually have to do that. We can try to move trees so the shade won’t disturb the panel receiving.
#6. What System We Take and the Requirements
Each system is already different. Water heating alone has varieties of system. If we also want the air conditioning system, we will need to check the requirements. Several adjustment developments may be needed.
#7. Consider the Financing
The installation may cost us quite a fortune but financing is available on several options. We should calculate the number we need to pay and find the best alternatives for payment.
#8. Learn about Warranty and Customer Service
Most owners are not capable enough in reading their device system guide. We can recognize problems through several ways. We should also remember that warranty gives guarantee for certain period of time. Beside onsite maintenance, we are also provided with customer service support.
Solar energy system is still considered new and not yet very common in society. But it is truly a nice solution to save the environment. However, if we are willing to learn deep and dig more, we will master it very quickly.