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How to Choose the Right Size Solar System for Your Home

How to Choose the Right Size Solar System for Your Home

Harnessing solar energy isn’t just smart—it’s a savvy investment in our future. But picking a system that matches your home’s energy appetite before you leap into solar is crucial. Here’s how to ensure your solar setup is just the right fit.

1. Understand Your Energy Needs

Start with your electricity bills. A year’s worth gives the best picture, showing your family’s usage through the seasons. Remember, it’s not just about covering current needs; think ahead. Planning any home additions? Eyeing that electric vehicle? Planning to move off Gas. Or use more power in Winter? These all need to be considered.

2. Assess Your Roof Space

Solar panels need elbow room but are not too picky. They can thrive on various roof types if there’s enough space. North-facing roofs are gold, but east and west can provide the longest hours of power when you need it most. If you’ve got shade, getting a great design from a pro, matters more than ever. Shade isn’t a deal breaker on solar, it simply means you might need more of it.

3. Sunlight and Location

Our lovely Sunbury and Macedon Ranges weather does more than dictate our weekend plans; it affects your solar yield. It’s important to design and size your system to suit your needs all year round, not just summer. Solar still works in winter while at a lower capacity, so the bigger your system, the more power you have to work with in winter when you need it most.

4. The Right Installer

This bit’s crucial. You have the best panels money can buy, but it will let you down in the long run if it’s not installed well. A trusted local installer, like Bluegum, doesn’t just set up your system; they’re your guide. They’ll consider your home’s specifics, from roof angle to local weather, ensuring you get the right solar for your family and home.

Are you thinking about making the switch to solar power? Consult a local expert at Bluegum to explore your options. Remember, the right size means the right savings—for your wallet and our planet.

Ready to shine a light on your solar possibilities? Contact us at Bluegum for a FREE consultation today.


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Chantel Gilbert

Author: Chantel Gilbert

Chantel brings her professional qualifications, entrepreneurial edge and passion for customer service together in her role as General Manager of Bluegum Electrical Solutions. Chantel is our go-to for all things to with the Solar Rebates and is a pro at dealing with PowerCor & Jemena. She is challenging the stereotypes in the trade industry and surprising their customers with quality and kindness.

Along the way, Chantel has bagged multiple Excellence in Customer Service Awards on behalf of Bluegum and is the proud recipient of the 2016 Young Business Person of the Year.

Whether she is on the netball court, at the gym or out bushwalking, Chantel is always thinking about the next innovative step for Bluegum and how they can continue to raise the bar and exceed their customer’s expectations.