As people become more aware and concerned about climate change, they reduce their dependency on traditional energy sources. This has prompted a switch to home solar installation for deriving maximum benefits from this environmentally friendly measure not only decreases your electricity expenses but also provides you many tax benefits.

Before you prepare your home for solar installation, there are a few precautions you must take. The actions you must perform while preparing your home for solar installation are listed below:

Steps to get ready for solar installation in your house:

Calculate your home’s energy demands.

Make sure you know how much power your home consumes before you start installing the solar energy system. Once you’ve completed calculating the energy demands of your house, you’ll have a rough idea of how much power production capacity you require from your solar energy system.

·          First, find the daily kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption for all appliances and devices in your house. For example, let us consider a home that has three bedrooms with average electricity consumption of 10 kWh per room per day

∴ Daily kWh = 10 x 3 = 30

·          Then, find the annual kWh consumption for appliances and devices in your house. For example, let us consider a home that has three bedrooms with average electricity consumption of 12000kWh per year per room

∴ Annual kWh = 12000 x 3 = 36,000

Calculate the power production capacity you require.

Once you’ve determined your house’s average daily kWh consumption, the next step is to calculate how much solar power production capacity is required. To do this, divide the annual kWh consumption by the number of sunny days per year in your area.

2. Determining the site for solar installation

You’ll need a bright, sunny place in your house that receives a lot of sunshine throughout the day for installing solar panels. Given these criteria, you’ll have to mount your solar modules on your roof. You don’t have to be concerned if your home’s roof isn’t suitable for solar installation. You may put those panels on the ground using a stand or a rack.

3. Ensuring the safety of solar installation

After you’ve decided where to install your solar modules, it’s time to check that they aren’t going to fall or break. Ensure that the roof doesn’t have holes and the ground you’ve selected is strong enough not to crack under pressure. It’s also important to consider the safety of your family members. If you’ve small children, ensure that there are no risks of them coming in contact with sharp or strong components of your solar energy system.

4. Be aware of incentives

The federal government provides a tax credit of 26% to encourage homeowners to go solar. The tax credit will be available only after the solar energy system is successfully installed, and all necessary permits are obtained. Besides federal incentives, many states also provide tax breaks to homeowners who switch to solar energy for their homes.

5. Deciding whether to use solar batteries or not

If your solar grid-tied system goes down, your home will not receive electricity. To prevent this from happening, you may use solar batteries to store energy for future usage. Solar batteries are expensive to install and may have an impact on your finances. As a result, you should discuss their installation with them based on your financial objectives.

6. Ensure that your roof is not damaged due to the solar panels

If you’re putting a roof-mounted solar system in your home. It’s important to note that these panels might add extra weight to your roof. When it comes time to install your solar panels, ensure they’re appropriately evaluated and determined not to need any additional support. If yours is damaged or no longer capable of supporting solar panels, contact us.

7. Keep your place ready for the installation

Solar installation is a simple and non-invasive procedure that does not require solar installers to perform numerous complicated operations if the site for solar panel installation is clear. Ensure that the path leading to and from the panels, meter, battery, and other vital components has been kept clear and accessible.

We hope you have a better idea of the procedures required to get your house ready for solar installation. The best solar installer can assist you in installing your system quickly.

Therefore, get the solar installation services from the trusted company Semper Fi Exteriors. Thanks for reading!