- Are you think of reducing your energy consumption and saving some hard earned cash?
- Do you need information on solar panels installation?
Having domestic or commercial solar panels installed on your home or business property is a large investment and as such should be handled with care.
Follow these simple steps to make sure you get the best installation at the best price to make your money go as far as possible.
Step one – Thermal or photo-voltaic or both? Thermal panels preheat the hot water to your boiler, they are much cheaper to install but don’t save/make you as much money in return.
Photo-voltaic use the suns energy to produce electricity which can be used for you own home or business plus to sell back to the utility company to make you some cash.
If you have a good roof, with good sun and you can afford it the best option is to have both installed. If not the best option is to ask for advice from installers on the costs and the potential savings.
Step two – Word of mouth recommendations. Ask you friends, family and work colleagues if they know of any good (or indeed bad) local firms to hire or to avoid! In my opinion this is always the very best way to find a good solar panels installation firm.
Quick tip for you – If you don’t know anyone just knock on a few doors and ask people who have already had them installed if they were happy with the firm they used. You would be amazed how happy people are to help. Solar panels get people excited, either because they save money or because they are good for the environment (or both).
Step three – Shop around for prices. If you cant find a good word of mouth recommendation for your solar panel installers, then the next best bet is to shop around. I would strongly recommend you get prices from at least three but probably up to five different firms. If you let them know that you are looking around they are much more likely to put a competitive bid in.
There you go if you follow these three very simple tips you will give yourself a much better chance of getting a good installation done and just as importantly done for a good price. Good luck and please feel free to comment below with any questions.
Many people still use electric fans instead of, and in addition to, their central air conditioning.
Some, simply, because there are financial and location restrictions on installing the A/C unit and others because they love the look of the newer fans. Today, electric fans are more fashion statements than anything else. Historically, they served a function and much needed purpose. Now, however, many designers integrate fans into the décor to make the area more appealing and to give the space more depth. Regardless of your reason for purchasing an electric fan, there is, no doubt, plenty of selection and a variety of manufacturers from which to choose. As a result, I have compiled a list of the top seven manufacturers of electric fans. Continue reading
The top five manufacturers of air conditioning units
All new homes are built with central air conditioning today. It is much easier and cheaper to add the unit immediately in the building stages, plus many home buyers are not interested in purchasing something new to find out they have to install what they consider a necessity. There is not a huge selection of manufacturers from which to choose, but those that are in business have been around for ions and offer quality and reliability. In this section, I am going to highlight the top five manufacturers of air conditioning units. Continue reading
Believe it or not, ceiling fans actually date back to at least the times of Cleopatra. Actually, probably as long as man has been around, there were most likely ceiling fans in some form or another. And, you might stop me there to say that there was no electricity, so there could be no fans. Well, you would be half right. There were no electric fans, but there were definitely palm frond fans. In truth, all that has changed is the power source from human-driven to electricity. Of course, the designs have changed, too, but that is to be expected, given the fact that leaves are not used in North America and colder climates. Continue reading
Ten tips to reduce your heating and air conditioning bill
Everyone loves the summer time for the outdoor activities and the feeling of being rejuvenated after a long dreary winter. The sun, the heat, and the warm breeze can do so much for a person’s happiness. But what happens after you receive the power bill for the last month’s heatwave? All of a sudden, you are not so happy about the summer and are in a tailspin, because it was so costly to keep your home cool and comfortable. Don’t despair, though, because I am going to provide you with ten tips to reduce your air conditioning bill. Continue reading
Most people, when they move into an apartment or new house, are perfectly happy when they flip that switch in the bathroom and the ventilation fan comes on. “Whew! It works. One less thing we need to worry about.”
Not so fast, though. Your bathroom ventilation fan might turn on when you flip the switch, but that doesn’t mean it’s working. Continue reading
Electricity has been around so long now that society is not old enough to remember when it was invented. In fact, many of today’s generation would have no clue that there was a time when electricity did not exist in its present form. Plus, most people do not function well when the power goes out due to storms and accidents, mostly because they take electricity for granted. Although the scientific concept of electricity was established thousands of years ago, the modern form of electricity, as we now know it to power appliances and gadgets, was only rolled out to the masses in the late nineteenth century. Continue reading
Warm mist humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers, vaporizers. Which one’s right for the baby’s room?
Or maybe a better question might be: Should you even use a humidifier in the baby’s room? Given the fact that they’re on every new baby gift registry, just how essential are humidifiers in the nursery? Continue reading
Adapters downrods, and huggers, oh my! Who knew there were so many different terms you needed to know just to choose the right ceiling fan?
One of the first things you need to consider when choosing a ceiling fan is the mounting style. Sometimes, depending on the size or shape of your room, you have to determine how you’re going to mount a fan before you can even start shopping. Let’s take a look at some of the terms you’ll need to know.
(Also don’t forget to check out break down of all the best ceiling fan manufacturers) Continue reading
Humidifiers range in size from small, personal units you can carry in your backpack to units large enough to take care of your whole house.
Should you use cool mist or warm? Do you need a humidistat? What is an air washer?
Read on and we’ll tell you how to choose the best humidifier for your personal needs. Continue reading