If you're building a new home in a remote or rural area, then the question of how to set up services such as electricity and water supply has probably been one you've been pondering. Some areas may already have utilities connected to them but many do not. One possibility is to pay your local council to have these utilities connected to your property. However, this can be costly, both in the short term with hefty costs involved in connecting the services, and in the long term with large bills as the cost of electricity and water continue to rise.
Installing systems which allow you to be self-sufficient in providing water and electricity to your home is a smart, economical, and environmentally friendly option. Here are the two essential systems which will help you achieve this.
1. A water tank
Installing a water tank which allows you to harness rainwater is the perfect way to provide your home with water for drinking, cooking, and bathing. There are a wide variety of tanks available on the Australian market these days, and companies that sell them can usually also install the tank and any accessories you may need such as pumps, piping, and safety devices.
The size of the tank you choose really depends on the size of your home, the amount of people, and the average rainfall which your area receives. It's generally best to opt for the largest tank that's within your budget. This will provide you with a larger storage capacity and will mean your water supply is adequate even during dry spells with little rain.
2. A solar electricity system
Modern solar electricity systems have come a long way, and a large set of solar panels can easily provide your home with all its electricity needs. Again, the size of the system largely depends on the size of your home, the number of occupants, and what appliances you need to run. It's best to consult with a qualified solar panel provider to accurately assess your needs.
In remote or rural areas without connection to the municipal electricity grid, you won't have backup power during the night or during periods of overcast weather. This is why a modern, high-tech, solar battery is an essential inclusion. Modern batteries will store the energy created during the day and provide you with a constant source of electricity even when the sun isn't shining.
Increased knowledge about the environmental impact of traditional utility provision and the increased desire for people to reduce their utility bills means that becoming self-sufficient has never been easier or more efficient. For more information and professional advice, contact your local water tank supplier and installer and your local solar energy system company.Share