Auswell Energy explains why you shouldn’t compromise on quality when selecting a solar energy system.
If you’re considering solar panels for your home, you may be in the process of shopping around and comparing pricing for installation. We understand that, when comparing costs, cheaper systems can be attractive. However, we recommend that you choose a system for a variety of other reasons before settling for its upfront cost. As the experts in Gold Coast solar power, we explain why you shouldn’t opt for a cheaper solar system.
Conduct an Energy Audit
As installers of solar panels in Brisbane and energy-saving experts, we always recommend that business owners complete an energy audit of their current practices. To do this, begin by assessing your current energy consumption and identifying areas for improvement. An energy audit can help you pinpoint energy inefficiencies and prioritise energy-saving measures.
Switch to Energy-Efficient Lighting and Natural Light
Replace traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED or CFL lights. These options consume less energy, last longer, and provide significant cost savings over time.
Furthermore, you can take advantage of natural light during the day by opening blinds or curtains. This reduces the need for artificial lighting and creates a more pleasant work environment for your employees.
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Insulate Your Building
Did you know that as much as 50% of the energy used to cool an uninsulated building can be wasted through air leaks? This can increase your electricity bill significantly. Proper insulation and sealing can prevent air leaks and improve temperature regulation. This reduces the load on heating and cooling systems, leading to energy savings.
Quality & Reliability
One of the primary reasons for avoiding cheap solar systems is the compromise on quality and reliability that you will likely face. Low-quality systems can be subject to reduced efficiency and durability, which can in turn lead to a shorter lifespan or more frequent breakdowns. If you’re looking to get the most energy possible out of your system with minimal maintenance, we recommend investing in a quality system.
Performance & Efficiency
High quality systems, such as the ones we install at Auswell Energy, incorporate advanced technologies and superior panel design to maximise the amount of energy generated to power your home. Over time, this can add up to much bigger savings on your electricity bill, despite the more expensive upfront cost.
Warranty & Servicing
Purchasing a cheap solar power system often means sacrificing warranty and reliable customer service after installation. Before installation, ask your solar installer about your chosen system’s warranty and the servicing options that are available if you encounter a problem, or your system is damaged. You can trust Auswell Energy to provide excellent customer service, even after installation, for your Gold Coast solar power.
Safety & Compliance
Another aspect you must consider when selecting a solar system is the safety of you and your installer. Reputable solar providers, such as Auswell, adhere to industry standards and electrical code compliance to ensure safe installation and minimise any potential safety risks to you and your family, as well as your installer. Your chosen system should also meet the consumer guarantees under the Australian Consumer Law.
While a cheaper system may save you money upfront, it will likely incur much more cost in the long run than a high quality system. Inferior materials and reduced efficiency can lead to much higher maintenance costs. Furthermore, low quality systems are more likely to fail prematurely, incurring further costs for repairs or replacement. By investing in a quality system, you can expect better durability and longevity to keep your overall costs low and boost your return on investment.
When considering a solar power system, it’s essential to evaluate the overall quality, performance, warranty, safety and long-term costs related to the model you choose. While a cheap option can seem attractive initially, it’s generally a better idea to invest in a higher-quality system.
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