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Leasing solar panels may sound like a nice way to get green energy into your home, but count the cost before you sign that lease instead of buying outright.
Are you talking about powering your home solely on solar (i.e. no back up power source or off grid).
The power, once convered from DC to AC via the inverter, is suitable for use by the home.
Most solar application are in supplement to the current powering of the home and will spin the meter back in the day but are not the primary.
OK - that should strike Atlantic Plumbing off your vendor list !
You say female pipe to copper pipe connection - I hope you are not saying they connected copper directly to galvanized or black iron pipe. If so, there should have been a dielectric union put in there to prevent corrosion, which could be part of your problem.
Also, generally a bad idea to use teflon tape for hot water tank connections - too much thermal cycling, loosens it up over time. Should use plumbers dope for that application.
It sounds to me like a connection problem - if the tank itself was leaking it should be flooding the top of the tank or more likely running down through the insulation and dripping out the bottom.
Unless you are a do it yourselfer, sounds like you need to find a new plumber with good reviews and rating in your area - Search the List (in green banner bar). This should be an easy fix - should have him put in dielectric couplings (about $5-10 each depending on pipe size) if current connection is iron to copper, and even if not, have him redo connection not only for cold but also hot water - if one was done poorly, probably both were.
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One drawback to getting estimates, especially in the U.S., is there are too many hucksters and people focused on making a sale at any expense. I've had terrible experiences in New Orleans, especially. Everyone acts like a seedy used car salesman, and you don't feel like you are getting an honest answer and explanation of costs, benefits, risks, etc. My experience with SCS was not like this in the least. Everyone was very professional and helpful.
If we do choose to go with residential solar it will undoubtedly be with SCS.
early stage of the process).
We have an unusual house, it started as a modest house that grew thru multiple flat roof additions - the roof line is complex.
To solve a leak problem on a flat roof, where pitched met flat, we decided to just foam over the whole thing.
An incidental benefit of our unusual leak fix approach (spraying closed cell foam on top of shingles) was that the roof is bright white and reflective - increasing the amount of solar energy reaching the cells. I was concerned about saturation of the cells.
Like the Enphase monitoring of the panels - included with their system. We're roughly in balance lately on energy - will probably accumulate credits thru June, then consume more than we create thru the summer. Like the comprehensive guarantee on the whole system, but hope we won't have to use it.
Only glitch has been monitoring of the system (Enphase) has been down at times due to problems w/ our household wireless routers - this is not
Every person was courteous and polite and did their job well - from estimator to installers. The installers went to some pains to put the panels in the best locations - minimizing shading from various vent pipes on the roof, so the array is not just
Our case is probably at the extreme of what
I only have one solar system, so I can't really compare the service I've gotten with another install. But, with a history of extensive renovations to our home,
Upon receiving more information I decided to purchase my system - Louisiana has great solar rebates right now. The solar engineer (there is a more technical name that I don't remember) and the installation team could not have been more courteous and professional. They kept in contact with me if/when there were any issues. They worked right up until a downpour ended their first day, and were back the next day to finish the job. They cleaned up everything and showed me how to turn my system on (once the City inspected and Entergy changed out the meter).
Joule's team did an excellent job planning my system - even down to the placement of the panels. Many of my friends and neighbors didn't even realize that I now have a system until I (voluntarily) put the sign out on my lawn.
Again, pleased with service from beginning to end. I highly recommend Joule.
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