- 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.
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
When you think of ceiling fans you typically think of them as an elegant fixture that provides a cooling breeze in the Summertime, making any room feel like a little tropical paradise. They also help to warm you in the Wintertime, pulling that warm air down from the ceiling and circulating it throughout the room. But what about a fan with a heater? Wouldn’t that be an even better solution to your heating problems? (More information here on the best ceiling fan brands.) Continue reading
Whether you’re using ceiling fans to save money on your energy bills or to help save the planet, you’ll make an even bigger impact both ways if you combine your ceiling fans with a programmable thermostat. Continue reading
If more people realized how much money they could save with a ceiling fan, especially if they use it properly, there would be a ceiling fan in every room, in every home across America. You already know you can lower your energy bills. Now you can reduce them even more when you use a remote temperature sensor. Continue reading
Ceiling fans are much more than just a decorative element that hangs from the ceiling, yet appearance is the first thing you notice. And since there are so many different styles to choose from, you might be tempted to just close your eyes and pick one. But the purpose of a fan is to circulate air, without blades your fan would be useless. Continue reading
They say it only takes 21 days to develop a bad habit, so it should only take 21 days to establish a good habit, right? You know how it is with ceiling fans – after a while you forget they’re up there. Those little memory lapses can cause a few problems, though. Nothing major, but why not nip it in the bud right now? Here are three quick tips to refresh you memory – and your ceiling fans. Continue reading
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Ten Tips to Reduce your Air Conditioning Bills.
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 psyche. But what happens after you receive the power bill for the last month’s heatwave?
Undoubtedly, you are not so happy now 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
If you’re the frugal type then it might make perfect sense to get a ceiling fan that has a light fixture attached, or buy one that allows for the addition of a light fixture. After all, you’re killing two birds with one stone and anytime you can get multiple uses out of one tool that’s a good thing, right? Not necessarily. Here are some pros and cons to consider. Continue reading
It doesn’t quite seem right, does it? How can you save money on your electric bill when you run your air conditioner and your ceiling fan at the same time? Especially when you consider they both run on electricity. Wouldn’t it make more sense to use one or the other? How can you possibly save money when you use both? Continue reading