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Every household is different, and there are lots of things to consider when installing a solar system for your home. Making sure you get a system that is right for you and your energy needs will help you get the most out of your solar panels. Here are some basic questions your solar installer should answer for you.
1. What size system is right for you?
This is really important. It’ll be dictated by things like your budget, whether you want to reduce your electricity bills or get rid of them completely, your roof size, and heaps of other factors.
2. How much will it cost?
It’s important to look at not just the overall cost of the system, but how long it’ll take you to pay it off (are you paying at once or over an agreed period), and then compare that to how long it’ll take you to make that back in lowered electricity bills and your Feed-in Tariff. Also make sure you check for any costs not directly related to the install. For example, sometimes a new meter will need to be installed which may cost you money.
3. Are there any rebates or schemes I can take advantage of?
Depending on your location and the size of your system, you may be eligible to receive a rebate as part of a government scheme which could help reduce the cost of the installation and system.
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