Collier's Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘solar panels’

How Do Solar Panels Work at Night and on Cloudy Days?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

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Concern about cloudy and overcast days—not to mention nighttime—cutting into the power of solar panels is one of the biggest reasons why potential customers for solar energy systems sometimes back away from the purchase. Solar panels aren’t necessarily new technology, but their residential use is new to many, and so people are often unfamiliar with how these panels work. These misunderstandings often mean that homes that would benefit tremendously from them don’t end up getting them.

We’d like to shed some light on this “cloudy/night” misunderstanding and help you better see how solar panel installation can help your home. To find out more about solar energy systems in Warsaw, IN or to schedule solar panel installation, just reach out to Collier’s.

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Why We Recommend Solar Attic Fans

Monday, May 28th, 2018

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When people hear about attic fans, they’re sometimes confused. After all, who spends much time up in the attic? It’s stuffy and gets far too hot!

But that the attic is too hot is the reason for having attic fans, as we’ll explain. And if you decide to have attic fans installed, the type we recommend is solar attic fans, and we’ll explain that as well.

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Considerations for a Big HVAC System Upgrade This Year

Monday, March 5th, 2018

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Spring is almost here. At least “officially,” since there’s no guarantee a cold snap won’t strike Indiana during April. But spring is still a time when people begin making plans for the middle of the year and the change in weather as we emerge from under the thumb of winter. The term “spring cleaning” now simply means all the planning that goes into the season. Part of that planning may be upgrading the HVAC system in your house.

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Are Solar Panels Effective Where I Live?

Monday, August 7th, 2017

solar-panel-on-roof-of-homeSolar is a fast-growing energy field, with more residences every year drawing part of the power used to operate appliances around the home from solar panels. Solar energy is a clean, renewable energy source—and best of all, the energy of the sun is ­­free. If you have solar panels and solar-powered systems in your home, you only have to pay for their installation and maintenance needs, and perhaps a small amount of back-up electricity from the grid. The actual power coming from the sun costs nothing and depletes nothing.

“But, what about where I live?” you’re probably asking. “Do we get enough sun here around the year to make solar panels worth the effort to install?”

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What Do Solar Attic Fans Do?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

thermometer-going-redWhen people hear about attic fans, they often wonder what purpose they could serve. The attic isn’t a part of the house people spend much time in, so why would it be beneficial to have fans installed up there?

But attic fans are a great way to cool down a house during the summer and reduce high air conditioning costs. They can also help during the winter at protecting the roof of a house. And solar attic fans add an extra layer of energy conservation, providing a house with all the benefits and almost no operating costs.

You must have professionals handle solar attic fan installation. Our team of experts is glad to help you with this job. Talk to a staff member today to find out more and to schedule service. Along with solar attic fans, we also install solar panels.

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