When to switch to solar?
The simple answer to this question is that if you already own a home, you should switch to solar immediately. You can expect savings as soon as your solar panel installation is done.
However, there are certain situations where you can benefit by opting for solar panels.
Renovating or Building your home
When you have some major renovation or construction planned, you can consider solar panel installation as well. While it helps reduce the labour cost, it will also help with the planning of the installation. Some of the points that you can discuss with your contractor/solar installer are:
- The space available on the roof and the orientation of the rood can be optimised
- Ensuring that there is minimal area on the roof that is in shadow
- Get all the solar panel wiring concealed so that in the installation looks neater and is also more cost effective
Moving into a new home
If you are moving homes or planning to move to a new home, there will definitely be some changes you want to make prior. Installing solar panels can be in your list as well. Since pre-move, the home is empty, the installation and wiring can happen faster. Also you can add the cost of the solar to the overall moving cost so that you can ensure that it is within budget for the move. This will mean that you will start saving as soon as you move into a new home. Finally, it also increases the market value of any house.
Look at winters to switch to solar
While a lot of people think that the summers are the best time to switch to solar because solar panels in Adelaide will be put to use almost immediately. The smarter option may be to switch to solar in the winters. The installers are usually not that busy in the period and a lot of solar panel companies have great deals on offer as well.
Any time of the year is suitable to make the switch, but the winters tend to be optimal when it comes to saving time and money.
When you are ready to switch to solar, consider adding the batteries while adding the solar panels as it helps you to avoid additional installation charges.