It’s time to Solar, Baby!
Unless you have been on another planet for the last few weeks , or in another country that doesn’t have ESKOM as it’s electricity supplier , you probably have experienced a round or two of load shedding.
In the “dura-math” (that’s the current version of an aftermath) , ESKOM are pretty much asking EVERYONE to please use less power wherever and whenever possible.
As well as their big mines and other heavy industry clients, ESKOM are also directing those pleas at us, the household consumer.
We, here are 5 great reasons to Solar right now.
REASON 1 – it’s going to get more expensive as times goes by :
As the energy crisis deepens in South Africa and across the world, demand for solar energy solutions are going to increase and , as first year economics will teach you, as demand goes up , so does the price. Plus , ESKOM are en route to killing the rebate on solar systems as they did with heat pumps – so get it while you still can , at the price you still can.
REASON 2 – It’s summer!
Get it done while it’s summer so you can start reducing your grid dependence while the sun is abundantly blasting it’s rays at us. Even if you just get a solar geyser or retrofit system to reduce your water heating costs – that’s a start!
REASON 3 – You get great offers in summer!
Many solar system installers are offering great deals now , so take advantage.
REASON 4 – You can save money now by using less electricity!
Having a solar system installed now can start saving you money every month, and what better way to get your festive season off to a great start than to see a reduced electricity bill in the New Year!
REASON 5 – Return on Investment :
While I know that Solar Systems aren’t as cheap s say installing a geyser timer, the long term cost savings are not to be sneezed at! Right now an investment of around R17 000 – R20 000 will get you a fully installed solar system , this return will pay for itself over just a few years and from them on , it’s perpetual from there – as are the savings!
What to look for when dealing with suppliers
1 ) Check everything about the company ! While many businesses are legit, there are some that offer those “too good to be true” deals..and you know what that means.
So , request certificates of accreditation to ensure you are getting quality products , as well as the guarantees that go with them. Warning bells should be screaming if companies won’t send you certificates of authenticity!
2) Ask questions about the product as well as the installation and assessment procedures. Decent companies will ALWAYS come on site for an assessment and give you proper advice on what you REALLY NEED as opposed to WHAT THEY WANT TO SELL YOU!
3) Ensure that the products are SABS Certified and do your research on the necessary quality marks and checks that good quality systems should all have.
Finally , take advantage of special gift offers like this one from our trusted Solar Systems Partner – Solar Centric.