You’ve heard about home battery energy storage systems, and you’ve decided it’s time to make one a reality. Congratulations! You’re making an investment in your home that will save you money on your electricity bills for decades to come. However, before we get into how to install a home battery energy storage system, let’s talk about why it makes sense for so many homeowners (and business owners) in the first place.
Consider your options
You may be wondering—is now the right time for you to install a battery energy storage system? If so, this article is for you. To begin, let’s review why people choose to install battery energy storage systems in their homes in the first place.
Home batteries are a great way to save money on electricity costs and reduce your carbon footprint. They can also provide backup power during blackouts or other emergencies, giving extra peace of mind in addition to all the savings!
Let your utility make the right connections
The next step is to connect the battery system to your utility’s grid. If you have an electrician install the system for you, this part of the process will be done by them. If not, here are some guidelines:
- The battery must be connected to both your home and the utility in order for it to function properly. This means that it must be connected at two points: one point on each side of your meter (the “house side” and the “grid side”). These connections can happen in two ways: either using a direct wired connection or through an inverter/charger unit (which is like a power strip). A direct wired connection will allow you more control over how much power is being drawn from or returned into your home as compared with an inverter/charger unit.
- Your utility company will provide a separate connection point called an intertie interface (ITI) which allows them access into your home energy storage system so that they can monitor its operation remotely via internet or cellular networks like AT&T GigaPower Fiber Internet or Verizon Gigabit LTE Wireless Network
Find the right installation partner
When it comes to installing an energy storage system, it’s important to find a reliable partner. You want someone who has experience installing batteries in homes and businesses, but also someone you can trust to be there when you need them. The best way to find these partners is by talking with the companies that already have them on site.
You should always confirm that your installation partner has a good track record of installing solar panels or other types of home improvements before deciding which company they will work with in your area. If they don’t have any previous history working in this industry, ask why they decided on becoming an installer (and if they know anyone else who might be able to help). If a company says they are just starting out as an installer but still want to participate in your project, maybe hire them as subcontractors instead–but make sure everyone involved understands what kind of commitment this entails beforehand!
Follow up on the warranty
If a warranty is offered by the manufacturer, keep all of the paperwork that comes with it.
You should also keep all documentation related to installation. This includes any contact information for your installer and any receipts or invoices for materials used during installation. If you have trouble with your system later on, these documents can help you get in touch with whoever you need to get in touch with.
Installing a home battery energy storage system does not need to be scary!
The first thing you need to know is that installing a home battery energy storage system does not need to be scary. The process can be intimidating and complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! You don’t need a degree in electrical engineering or even any previous experience with home electricity installations. If you are willing to ask questions and get multiple quotes, there’s no reason why the average homeowner can’t successfully complete this project on their own.
The key is having the right information in front of you—and we’re here for that! Our handy guide will walk you through everything from choosing the right model for your needs all the way through installation and maintenance advice after things are up and running smoothly again. Let’s dive right in!
We hope we’ve made it clear how easy and affordable it is to install a home battery energy storage system. With the right team, you can have one installed in your home quickly and without hassle. Remember that there are many other things to consider when installing any new piece of hardware—do your research on all the options and don’t be afraid!