With an increase of unexpected outages recently in the US and more people relying on being able to use power for jobs, rechargeable home battery systems like the Tesla Powerwall are becoming more and more popular. The Tesla Powerwall can be installed indoors or outdoors, depending on the climate.
Can You Install a Powerwall Near a Bedroom? Yes, Tesla Powerwall can be installed near a bedroom, but the Powerwall does make fan noise. Tesla recommends having it installed in a temperature-controlled environment to keep the Powerwall between 32 degrees and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you live in a place that has all four seasons, you should make plans to install it inside. Tesla will provide installation tips and choose what is right for your location. Today, we’ll be going over where tesla powerwalls can be installed, how you can install it, and some of the benefits it includes.
Where Can Tesla Powerwall Be installed?
There are multiple options when installing Powerwall in your home. They can be mounted side-by-side or front-to-back. Depending on how big your house is, you might need to purchase more than one to have an effective backup power unit.
Most homeowners choose to have their Powerwall installed indoors in the garage or the basement of the house. In nearly all scenarios, indoors is the best option due to potential weather issues if mounted outdoors exposed to the elements.
If the temperature gets out of the optimal temperature window (32 to 82 degreed Fahrenheit), the Powerwall might not work as efficiently, or even power down to avoid damage. The Powerwall is water and dust resistant, but not fully waterproof.
The garage and the basement are the most common places for the Tesla Powerwall to be installed. There is usually more room, and these places should have outdoor access for wires and other equipment to use and install.
How Loud is Powerwall?
The Tesla Powerwall is rated to be 40 decibels or less. Some consumers have reported that Powerwalls have made more noise than usual depending on the environment that the Powerwall is located. It is safe to install the Powerwall outside your bedroom, but it is up to you if you want the white-noise or humming noise that is being reported.
According to an Australian power site, the Tesla Powerwall makes about as much noise as a quiet conversation or a bird call.
Tesla Powerwall Installation
According to Tesla, it takes about 1 full day to install a Powerwall, depending on the system that you have. The Powerwall is hooked up to solar panels that will be mounted to the roof of your house and your electrical unit.
Most of the components will be installed on the outside of your home, around your electricity meter. The battery unit that is mounted to the wall needs to be kept in a temperature-controlled environment. If that area is near your bedroom, it is safe from the elements, the only concern is the potential fan noise.
Who Can Install a Powerwall?
Tesla Powerwall installation needs to be done by a certified electrician, most customers have reported doing so through Tesla yields the best overall experience. If Tesla does not install in your location, they have partnered with certified installers that are trained by Tesla on the install process. These Tesla-Approved electricians should be knowledgeable about where the Powerwall can be installed.
Remember to have a place picked out and cleaned out for your Powerwall. Any debris or boxes need to be cleared of the desired area so that the ventilation fan can have plenty of space to function. The unit can get loud and not function properly if there is anything too close in proximity to the Powerwall.
Benefits of Powerwall
The benefits of a Powerwall system are extensive. A single Powerwall can power a house for up to seven days (depending on power usage and solar panel system). More and more people are purchasing Powerwalls not only for backup power during outages, but to use less grid power everyday. More consumers are also becoming more conscious about sustainable energy like solar energy, which increases the benefits of the Powerwall.
Below are some of the benefits you can expect with a Powerwall:
- When there is a power outage, the Powerwall will automatically switch on to power your house
- The Powerwall can store any excess solar energy produced during the day, to be used later
- The upfront cost might be a lot, but you save money on electricity in the long run
- The Powerwall increases your off-grid time, saving you money and increasing sustainability
- The Powerwall integrates seamlessly with solar panels
- You can store energy from either the grid or from your solar panels and use it anytime
- Can be controlled and monitored 24/7 through the Tesla mobile app
- If necessary, it can be installed outside if the climate requirements are met
- It is typically quiet, under 40 decibels, with some humming reported
What Can a Powerwall Power?
The Powerwall can store energy that can be used later and is used to power a whole house. Anything that takes power, a Powerwall can provide power to it. The greatest benefit of the Powerwall is that you are prepared when there is an unexpected outage.
Electricity costs are getting higher and higher, and this solar-powered battery backup option can provide you with lower bills to power the same electronics. It can potentially become your only source of power!
The right amount of solar panels, combined with the right amount of Powerwalls, can take your home completely off-grid 24/7. This is as sustainable as it gets, and you’ll be able to say goodbye to your electricity bill forever.
What is The Life Expectancy of the Tesla Powerwall?
The Powerwall is technically a large lithium-ion battery. The warranty on the Powerwall covers the unit for 10 years, which includes a certain amount of guaranteed battery capacity over time.
If you have been affected by the rolling power outages, as much of the country has been, this type of unit can help relieve some stress. It will provide backup power to your home automatically, and charge itself back up through the solar panels during the day.
How Do I Control the Powerwall?
The Powerwall has an app where you can control it from your smartphone. The app lets you monitor energy consumption as well as change any settings. This app is compatible with both Android or Apple phones and is easy to navigate.
Does Tesla Offer Discounts on Powerwall?
Tesla solar is already the lowest cost-per-watt solar on the market, but are there any other ways to save money when ordering?
In short, the only way to get a discount on Tesla solar products is by using an existing Tesla owners “referral link” when ordering.
Tesla has did this same “referral program” concept with it’s vehicles and essentially it allows new customers to get a discount on their purchase by using an existing customers personal referral link.
In regards to Tesla solar discounts, using a Tesla referral link when ordering will save you $300 off solar panels or $500 off solar roof.
The referral discounts are typically only available for a limited time before Tesla stops offering the discount, so take advantage of the savings while you can.
The Tesla Powerwall is one of the best solar batteries you can find. It can be installed in living spaces but does have some noise associated with the fan that the battery needs. A garage or basement is the most popular place to be installed but can be installed outdoors if the climate is acceptable.
When ordering your Tesla Powerwall, a Tesla Energy Advisor will assess your house and figure out where the best possible area is to mount the unit, as well as how many Powerwalls you may need to meet your energy needs.
Above all, if you are installing your Powerwall near a bedroom, you should have no issues doing so. The only potential issue would be the possible white noise that may come from the unit when the fans are running, but the noise should remain under 40 decibels at all times.