With the growing number of solar companies to choose from you may be having a tough time making a well-informed decision. We are going to give you the practical tips needed to make the right decision so since time is of the essence we can begin the review by implementing these tips. · Are you […]
With the growing number of solar companies to choose from you may be having a tough time making a well-informed decision. We are going to give you the practical tips needed to make the right decision so since time is of the essence we can begin the review by implementing these tips.
· Are you looking for a commercial or residential solar installation? There are organizations that focus specifically on residential or commercial installations so knowing which applies to you will help narrow down the list of candidates.
· Have you conducted an energy audit of your property? This is something that the solar company will do, they look at the total amount of electricity the property requires per day then adds a buffer of 15%-20% and based on that they will select the solar system that can generate the power based on the size of your property.
· Do you require hot water as well? If you need hot water the solar company will also provide a solution that will meet your hot water requirements.
These are some of the preliminary things to consider but we are only scratching the surface, the next step is how to identify the most suitable solar company for your property.
Is the solar company licensed to provide these services? There are some firms out there that are not licensed, if you let them work on your property and there is an accident your property insurance will not cover you because you had an unlicensed individual installing a solar system. Even if they are licensed it does not mean you should hire them.
· How long has the solar company been operating in your area? Try to focus on companies that have been in business for a long time and have a well-documented track record. The benefit of dealing with a company that is well established is you want to know the solar system is being professionally installed and that it will be serviced in the future if your system requires maintenance or some other service.
· Does the Solar company offer in-house financing? The more established companies will offer their clients financing in-house while others will use 3rd party financing. In either case, you should always compare the terms being offered in the financing to determine who has the best deal.
· Is there an extended warranty available? This is a key question since the average solar system should last 20-30 years you want peace of mind knowing that if anything happens you are protected. If the solar company you are reviewing does not provide an extended warranty then you should seriously reconsider dealing with them.
If you have made it to this juncture in our conversation you should be able to select the right solar company for your needs and start saving money on energy. The sun is the most abundant source of energy we have so the sooner you migrate over to it the more money you can start saving for things you enjoy.