Have you just moved into a new home with a solar system? Auswell Energy explains what you need to know if this is your first solar-powered home.
If you’re about to move house, as there are over 3 million homes in Australia now with rooftop solar, you may move into a home that already has a solar system installed. If you choose a new home with a solar system – and you’ve never lived anywhere with one before – you may be unsure how your new system works or what you need to do to get the most out of it. As expert solar installers on the Gold Coast, we explain the key points you should learn or research to understand your new solar system.
Solar system information
To understand your system’s history, you should request all relevant documents and information about it from the previous homeowners or your real estate agent. This should include details about the system’s capacity, age, maintenance history, and any warranty information. Warranty information is important to acquire in case you need to claim it in the future.
Check system performance
After you move in, you should monitor your solar system’s performance and energy production in the first few weeks to ensure it is functioning as expected. It can be helpful to compare this data with typical regional solar energy production for the time of year.
Research and understand the inverter
The inverter is a crucial component of your solar energy system which converts the direct current (DC) electricity into alternating current (AC) which
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can then be used to power your home. It can be helpful to familiarise yourself with the inverter’s model to ensure you are optimising energy production, and so you can make informed decisions about potential upgrades or maintenance.
Learn about system safety
Learning about the safety procedures and precautions when dealing with your solar system is crucial. You should also learn how to shut down your system during an emergency. For more advice on using your system safely contact Auswell Energy – we’re expert solar installers on the Gold Coast.
Understand your new energy bills
If you’re new to solar energy, it can be a good idea to learn how your new system is affecting your electricity bills. Look for line items related to solar energy, such as net metering credits for excess energy exported to the grid, and start to monitor how the system affects your overall electricity expenses.
If you’re unsure about how you can make the most out of your new solar system, contact Auswell Energy’s solar installers. Gold Coast residents can trust us with maintaining and installing high-quality solar systems to save you money on your electricity bills as you settle into your new home. (See our solar installation options)
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