When shopping for a solar product you need for your home, it is always best to consult with a local solar contractor. While there are plenty of products using solar energy out on the market today, some of them may even be installed DIY, it is still more ideal to speak with the experts. Especially when you’re planning to have solar panel installations done, you can’t expect non-experts to have the right knowledge, experience, and equipment to help you out. If you want to maximize the benefits you can get out of your solar products, you must call a professional solar contractor.
Since there are so many contractors offer solar products and services, it can be quite challenging to choose which one you should work with. To help you out, here are the qualities you should be looking for:
The solar contractor you’re choosing should be one who is based in or around the area where your property is located. Aside from the fact that these local contractors can offer you the best prices because of your close proximity, they can also easily help you out when securing permits or dealing with government agencies in charge for solar tax benefits or incentives.
Licensed and Equipped
Of course, the solar contractor must be licensed so you can be sure that you’re going to be given the best quality of work using the best quality materials. Furthermore, they should be equipped with the right tools and materials needed for your solar product needs or solar panel installation. This way, they no longer need to outsource equipment, labor, and services from another supplier which could incur an additional cost.
The solar contractor must be available when you need them the most. While solar products are designed to be very durable as they are usually placed outdoors and are exposed to varying weather conditions, there may be some solar repairs and service you would need over the years. It is much better when the contractor is within reach at all times and available to help you out.
Finally, the contractor should be reasonable. They should be able to give you expert advice and recommendations on what would and would not work based on your solar product needs. Furthermore, they should be able to offer reasonable prices for the products and services they offer.
TEO Solar is one of the top local solar contractors you can get if you live in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Bunnell, and surrounding communities. We are based locally, we have a team of licensed professionals who are always available, we have a complete set of equipment for all your solar needs and most importantly, our services are available at very reasonable prices. To get a free estimate, you can call us at 386-437-2671
Professional Solar Panel Repairs
Solar panels are built to last for a very long time. In fact, many contractors and manufacturers would claim that with proper care and maintenance, these panels may even last for over 20 years. However, there are times when accidents and extreme weather conditions happen and solar panel repairs are necessary. The glass that covers it, even if it’s made to be very durable, can get damaged and shatter. It may also happen that its system or mechanism can break down. In these cases, you must know what you need to do.
There are plenty of guides and tips on how to repair solar panels that you can find online. In fact, there are even videos that show how you can fix shattered and broken solar panels on your own. But you must know that these guides do not guarantee getting your solar panels fixed. While they might be helpful in letting you know how it’s done, having to do it yourself can be a whole lot more complicated. Attempting to repair on your own might end up with an even more damaged solar panel that’s beyond repair. Saving a few dollars for repair costs can become costlier when you have to buy new ones in the end.
If there’s one piece of advice any solar expert can share with you, it would have to be letting the experts do their job. There are solar panel professionals and licensed contractors for a reason. If your budget is tight, you can be honest about it with the contractor so they can find ways to help you out and work around on what you are able to spend.
Here are some other tips you can also keep in mind:
If you need assistance with solar repairs and service or any other solar product you may require for your home or place of business, TEO Solar is the best company to call. Our team of experts is extensively trained to offer you only the best kind of service you won’t find in others. We only stop with our work when we know you’re fully satisfied. Our services are available in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Bunnell, and surrounding areas. Call us at 386-437-2671 for a free estimate.
Nothing could be more relaxing than a warm bath after a tiring day. It’s great when your bathroom is already equipped with a heater that can instantly bring water at the right temperature in the shower. But truth be told, these heaters use up a lot of energy. Especially if there are a lot of people in your household, then you’ll end up with a high electric bill when water heaters are constantly being used. Thankfully, there are now solar water heaters available on the market.
Solar water heaters use pretty much the same concept of your electric water heaters. But instead of using electricity coming from your main energy source at home, it heats up water using solar energy. Using reserved energy coming from the sun, your solar water heaters are able to provide enough warm water for the entire household.
Now you don’t necessarily need to have solar panels installed on your property to get solar water heaters. While you can certainly do that as well, you can also get water heaters powered by solar as an individual product. Yes, you can have solar water heaters installed or buy them as an individual product. If a full solar panel installation seems to be pricey for you and you’re not ready to make the big switch yet, you can settle for individual solar products for now and you can already start enjoying significant savings on your energy bill.
Here are some reasons you should get solar water heaters for your household:
There are plenty of other solar products that you can choose from when you are not ready yet to get a full on solar panel installation. You can get solar AC, solar lights, solar attic fans and more.
Of course, there’s no better way to get you started with your solar energy switch than calling the best company for solar products in Volusia County. TEO Solar has been in the business of solar products for many years and all of our clients have always been satisfied with the services we provide. Our services are available in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Bunnell and surrounding communities. As always, we keep our workmanship topnotch, our products at the best quality and our prices competitive. Call us at 386-437-2671 for a free estimate.
There are plenty of expenses associated with moving into a brand new home. You might have spent a whole lot to pay for your move-in down-payment, not to mention the monthly mortgage you have to prepare for too. In addition, you must have had moving expenses and had to spend on new furniture and so much more. It is understandable if you are now looking for ways to save, which is why you should check out these energy saving tips for new homeowners.
For most homeowners, the energy bill takes up a whole lot of the household’s monthly budget. When it’s summer, we tend to turn the AC up high and during colder seasons, the heater works double time. Of course, there are so many electronics around the household too include gadgets, appliances and more. It’s no longer even a wonder why we end up with such hefty energy bills.
So if you’re a new homeowner, here are some tips you can keep in mind so you won’t have to end with such high bills to pay every month.
1. Consider insulating your entire home or at least your attic.
Insulation does a whole lot in improving the overall comfort of your home. It helps keep the right level of temperature indoors no matter how warm or cold it is outdoors. With proper insulation, your AC or heater won’t have to work twice as much as it would if you don’t have insulation.
2. Unplug appliances that are not in use. Avoid turning electronics on and off if you plan to use them once again soon after turning it off.
Did you know that your AC works twice or even thrice as much for the first 30 minutes or so after turning it on? Same goes with your heater. This is because it still works to keep the entire room within your desired temperature. If you think you’re saving on your electricity bill if you’re turning off the AC for a couple of hours only to turn it back on later, you must know that you’re not. You’re pretty much consuming the same amount of energy, or possibly even more.
3. Consider using solar lights or LED lights.
Instead of the traditional fluorescent and incandescent lights, choose more eco-friendly ones such as solar lights or LED lights. Solar lights do not consume any energy at all while LED lights consume significantly less energy compared to other kinds of light sources.
4. Build sun tunnels in your home or consider having larger windows.
Sun tunnels may seem like an extra expense for you at first when you have them built, but you must know that you’re going to be saving on a whole lot of energy especially if you build these for rooms or areas around your home that don’t have plenty of natural light source. If there’s space for it, then you can also consider having larger windows so natural light can come in.
5. Consider switching to solar as your primary energy source.
Solar energy is a clean source of power and it’s practically free soon as you have gotten returns from your investment for solar installation. Yes, there may be expenses when you first get your solar panel installation and for maintenance and repairs if needed, but the savings will be so much more compared to getting hefty energy bills on a monthly basis.
Aiming to save energy in the household is one of the best ways for you to keep your budget on the right track. If you need assistance in solar panel installation, sun tunnels, solar lights and other solar-related products and services, TEO Solar is the best company to call. We service areas in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach and surrounding communities. Call us at 386-437-2671 for a free estimate.
Solar Energy and Power Outages
If you’re still in the process of deciding whether you should get solar panels installed, one of the questions that may have crossed your mind is whether your house will be affected by power outages when you rely on solar power. This is definitely a valid question and the short answer to it is that it depends on the what kind of solar system you have on your property.
Solar panels generate electricity through solar power. Since the sun shines freely on most days, there’s enough energy that goes through these panels to ensure there’ll be enough energy to power up your household. Some properties rely on solar power for some of their electrical appliances while others use solar power for 100% of their energy needs.
Truth be told, there are plenty of solar contractors out there who wanted to make a sale so bad that they fail to inform their clients exactly how the solar panel system works. In some instances, these clients are even led to believe that with solar panels, they will never run out of power. For as long as the sun shines, there will be power. However, that’s not the way it goes.
Solar panels and its installation is already pricey as it is. But of course, with helpful payment schemes and incentives, this won’t be too heavy on one’s budget. But then again, if you want your solar power system to be independent from the electrical grid that powers your community, which is the very same grid that can be affected by power outages, you need to have a solar battery backup.
The battery backup system is another cost that adds to your installation bill, but it is certainly worth it. When there’s a power outage, the solar panels would still continue absorbing sunlight and energy; however, it doesn’t have a way to store this energy when you don’t have the backup system. This only means that you are still connected to that main grid, and should there be any power interruptions, your connection will be affected as well.
If power outages are quite common in your community, then it is highly recommended for you to get a battery backup system. However, if you’re on a tight budget and you don’t mind having sudden power interruptions a few times a year or less, then you can settle with what you have for now. If you think you need a backup system, then it’s best to call a fair, honest and reliable contractor to help you out.
At TEO Solar, we offer residential and commercial solar panel installation services and more. We take pride in our team of highly qualified and skilled individuals who are experts in all things solar. If you need solar battery backup along with your solar panel installation, we are happy to offer you the best deals according to your budget. We service areas around Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, Bunnell, Deland and surrounding cities. Call just at 386-437-2671 for more information and a free estimate.
Bill has been a solar professional for more than 30 years, and has extensive experience in all things solar. During this time, he has seen solar grow, evolve, and improve. His passion is solar.