29th Jun 2016
How to make an investment that will save you money
There aren’t many purchases you can make that are simultaneously practical, self-satisfying and destined to save you money. How to make an investment that will save you money So rather than using your tax return cash on a bill or other expense, why not use it to make an investment that will save you money by installing solar power instead? A lot of us view tax return money as a bonus – money that we’d budgeted without, but which we’re certainly happy to have. In this case, using your return on a solar power system is a terrific way to get the most out of every dollar. Aside from the obvious
22nd Jun 2016
7 Ways to stop a hot water system leaking
If you’ve noticed that your hot water system is leaking water, it’s a good idea to identify the cause as soon as possible. Often, hot water system leaks are caused by minor issues, though in some cases you’ll need to get a qualified plumber to repair or replace your unit. Common Causes of Water Heater Leaks Why do hot water systems leak? There are plenty of potential causes – the most common ones include: The age of your water heater Holes in the tank or pipes A loose drain valve Excess pressure in the tank The best way to avoid hot water system leaks in the first place is to have your unit
17th Jun 2016
fronius battery
When weighing up solar power systems for his home, it all came down to reliability, diverse features and the option of a back-up battery for local Helena Valley resident Peter M, who spent six months researching solar and an extra six months researching battery back-up systems for his home. Peter chose a 5.2kW array with a Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter which offered the flexibility of adding a battery for when they became available. He also added a smart meter which allowed him to monitor his power consumption to make an informed decision on battery size. It also continues to monitor his system
9th Jun 2016
cleaning panels
After installing your solar power system, it’s important to maintain it to ensure it keeps working safely and efficiently. Here are some tips on maintaining and cleaning solar panels. The first and often only thing people think of to keep their system performing safely and efficiently is to get someone to come and clean their solar panels. Whilst cleaning your panels is sometimes required if excess dust, grit and droppings has accumulated on them, in most cases they clean themselves. What’s crucial to panel performance and safety is to check and maintain electrical components. It’s recommended
1st Jun 2016
solar panels
It’s a question we hear from potential customers all the time: how many solar panels do I need to install? Whilst this may seem like the obvious question to ask, it’s actually one of the last answers you’ll get when figuring out the type of solar power system you should install. What you’ll need to know first is how much energy your home is currently using. To get the answer to this million-dollar question, you’ll need a copy of your last electricity bill. Look out for your daily average usage as this will be key to uncovering the number of solar panels you should install. Your bill will