Frequently Asked Questions:
How is Solar Energy considered an investment?
A: The cost of your system is considered an investment in many ways; however, the two main investment areas have been reported by respected media: With Carbon Footprint Reduction now a government priority and continual rising fuel costs, the Guardian reported the following: "The returns already justify the outlay. It (solar energy) is now at least as good, if not better, than sticking cash in a building society." Monday September 11, 2006 With regards to adding value to your property the Guardian also stated: "Evidence suggests solar power can add nearly 9% to a property’s value." Monday September 11, 2007
Will my Solar System work during the winter?
A: The Solar Installer's German designed solar system is designed to work all year round by using daylight not direct sunlight.
Do I need planning permission?
A: With the exception of Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings solar installations are usually considered a permitted development, which fall under the town and country planning order of 1995.
If you live in an area of outstanding natural beauty or conservation area it would be wise to seek the consent of the local authority, which we will take care of for you.
What guarantee comes with the system?
A: We offer a 3 year parts and labour guarantee for your installation along with a 25-year guarantee with your solar collectors - a 25-year guarantee is an option on cylinders.
How much will I save on my energy bills?
A: The Solar Installers system is designed to provide up to 70%of your annual hot water needs.
How long does the installation take?
A: Typically, it will take 2 days and is minimally disruptive because the majority of the work is carried out on the roof, in the loft and in the airing cupboard. The greatest care is taken throughout your installation and to thoroughly clean up after your installation has been completed.