Frequently asked questions
Selecting the right energy solution for your home or business is a large task that often comes with a lot of questions. To guide you through the process, our team has answered some frequently asked questions about solar power, insulation and skylights. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please feel free to ask us.
A grid-connected solar system converts energy from sunlight to DC power, which is then transformed into AC electricity via an inverter, to power your household. If your solar system produces more power than you are using, excess electricity is fed back into the grid returning a credit or payment to you, known as a solar feed in tariff or FIT. If your home needs more power than your solar panels are producing, electricity will be drawn directly from the electricity grid to supplement the solar produced power. At night time when the solar system is not making power, all your electricity comes from the grid.
Insulation works to restrict the movement of heat flow, much like a flask works to keep drinks cool or hot by providing an insulating layer between the drink and outside air. To understand insulation you first need to understand the basis of heat flow.
Heat flow consists of three mechanisms—conduction, convection and radiation. Conduction is the way heat moves through materials; convection is the way heat circulates through liquids and gases; and radiation heats anything solid in its path. Most insulation will work by slowing the way conductive heat is absorbed to your home, therefore reducing the amount of heat that escapes in winter and protecting it from getting too warm in summer.
Insulation falls into two main categories—bulk and reflective. An insulation batt comes under the bulk category. Batts are designed to fit between joists, rafters or studs, and keep your home cool in summer, and warm in winter.
Acoustic insulation products help with noise control. We can help to choose an acoustic insulation which is the best option to help reduce noise transfer between rooms and floors in multi-storey buildings. Supplier, CSR Bradford offer a range of products proven to assist in sound reduction. available.
Speak to our team about the options available.
Yes, our team are fully licensed to install solar panels, skylights and insulation
There are a number of benefits to installing a skylight in your home or office including:
- Natural light renders the beautiful colours in your home better than artificial light
- Improve your health and well being with vitamin D production from natural light
- Reduce electricity usage with natural light
No, good quality skylights such as the Solatube Australia products we supply will never leak if they are installed properly. Some inferior products on the market are not well designed and are prone to leaking, unfortunately they give all skylights a bad name. We guarantee our skylights won’t leak as part of our 10 Year warranty.