More and more Australians are choosing a solar installer to fit solar panels on their homes. This is not surprising – power prices keep rising, and the Government provides significant incentives to reduce the final cost of a new solar system.
Unfortunately, this solar energy boom has attracted dodgy operators who are keen to make a quick buck off Aussie families struggling with high electricity prices. The Clean Energy Regulator’s most recent audit report found that 3.4% of solar system installations were unsafe, and a further 17.7% were substandard.
Common dangerous practices include leaving live wires exposed and not water-sealing junction boxes. Common substandard practices include incorrect wiring, and cutting corners by using parts that aren’t rated for the size of system being installed.
So how do you choose a reputable solar panel company? How can you avoid the dodgy operators?
The Clean Energy Council website has some great tips to help you with choosing a solar installer. Their guide to avoiding solar scams is particularly helpful.
Balance Design and Construction partners with Coffs Solar Energy for our solar panel systems. Mark, Adam, and the team at Coffs Solar Energy have been serving our community for many years. They are Clean Energy Council approved, offer a 5 year “all of system” warranty, and their pricing is competitive. Check out their tips on buying a new solar system by visiting their blog.
If you are planning a new, more environmentally friendly home, give Balance Design and Construction a call. Our HIA Greensmart accredited building designer can help you create a home you and the planet will love!
The team at Balance provides expert assistance at every stage of the residential construction process, from initial feasibility analyses to final touch-ups. Our in-house design team has produced a portfolio of exceptional new home designs, and we also offer custom design services using state-of-the-art design software (including 3D renderings you can view on your smartphone or VR glasses!).
We have solutions for steep sites, beachfront lots, and unusually-shaped blocks. We take care of Council paperwork and approvals, and provide professional interior design advice to ensure your home is stylish and practical.
Seeking a construction partner for your next investment project? Balance are the Coffs Coast experts in townhouse and boutique developments, with multiple successful projects delivered over recent years, producing excellent returns for our clients.
We offer a unique service to investors, with our ability to handle every stage of your development, from early concept plans through to completion. We provide excellent value, and can even put you in touch with quality local real estate agents to help sell or rent your new development.
We also offer turnkey development solutions so investors can start earning a return sooner with less hassle.
Unfortunately, the big builders have convinced new home buyers that the only way to afford a new home is to settle for one of their standard plans or pre-arranged house and land packages. But why settle for a home designed for someone else?
A home designed to meet your specific needs may be much more affordable than you realise! At Balance, our pricing is transparent and we’ll happily tailor our designs to meet your budget and the family’s needs.
You’ve got nothing to lose – visit our display home, or give us a call today on 1300 056 298 to arrange a free consultation.