It’s great that you finally decided to switch to solar power. Soon enough, you will be enjoying reduced energy costs! You can also finally lower down your household’s carbon footprint. But before you make that huge switch, you must prepare your home first. By making the necessary planning prior to solar panel installation, the switch will go through swiftly and smoothly.
Your chosen solar contractor would surely help you out to determine what you need to change or work on for a proper and smooth switch to solar power. However, you must also be well-informed so that you can remain involved throughout the process. As they say, no one can play you a fool if you know what’s going on around you, right?
Here are some of the tips you can keep in mind:
1. Plan the location for your solar panel installation.
While your solar contractor will most likely help you out in letting you know which spot is best for solar panels on your property, it would be good to do some planning of your own. It’s best if you have options. Note that while it’s most common for homes to have solar panels on the roof, you may also install it on your yard if you have a large, open one.
2. Seek the assistance of your local tree contractor to trim trees surrounding your home.
If you have several trees on your property, it’s best to trim them down now if you believe their leaves and branches would get in the way of the sun. The sun needs to shine freely on the solar panels for the installation to become more efficient.
3. Know more about your current energy consumption.
To determine how many solar panels you need, discuss your current energy consumption with your local solar contractor. The amount of energy you need for your home may also determine what kind of solar battery backup would work best for you.
4. If you’re using your roof for solar panel installation, make sure the roof is prepared.
If there are any damages such as cracks or leaks on your roof, it better be fixed now before the solar panels are installed. Repairs would be more difficult and costly after the solar panels are already in place. If roof replacement is necessary, you can do that before starting with the solar panel installation.
TEO Solar can help you out with all your solar panel installation needs in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, Palm Coast, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Bunnell, and nearby areas. For a free estimate, you may reach us at 386-437-2671.
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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.