Kudos to you for deciding to install solar panels on your home. Although we are preaching to the choir – it’s worth noting that there are a lot of benefits of solar panel installations. You will enjoy lower energy bills, become less dependent on the electrical grid, and will reduce your carbon footprint.
With all of the sunshine that California and Nevada enjoy, most homeowners consider solar power, but not as many take the initiative to get it done. Remember, the sooner they are installed, the sooner you will reach the point where your energy savings exceed the cost of the installation.
Questions to Ask a Solar Panel Installation Company
It’s wise to connect with several solar panel installation companies when selecting an installer for the job. Here are some questions to ask.
Are solar panels suitable for my situation?
Entering your home’s address on Project Sunroof will give you a basic idea of how much solar energy your home could produce. Still, a good installer will complete an on-site inspection and analysis to determine if installing panels makes sense for your situation. These professionals will examine your roof size, obstructions, and your local weather to see if a solar system is a good fit.
Don’t be afraid to ask for specific information. For example, your solar contractor should be able to tell you the expected electricity production in kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year and the anticipated savings per year for installing panels.
What solar energy system brand do you install?
Ask about the make and model of the panels, and then do your research of residential solar equipment to make sure the product reviews are positive. Ask about the inverter or microinverter model, details about a home solar battery system, and the monitoring system. Don’t forget to ask how the warranties work.
Who will be on-site to install solar panels?
A solar installer should be licensed and highly trained. A solar company may sometimes hire a master electrician to complete part of the process. Still, the placement and the project should be overseen by certified energy practitioners with a great deal of experience. Ask how many installations they have done!
How can I save money when buying solar panels?
You know that you will save on your electricity bills when adding solar installations to your home. However, are there other ways you can save green by being green?
Ask your solar company about the tax credits and incentives that may be available in your local area. Also, ask the company about financing options or cash discounts that might be available.
For Solar Installation in California and Nevada, Call Quality First Home Improvement
Quality First Home Improvement is a solar installation company, but we do so much more. We also do roofing, so you can rest easy that your effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will not alter the effectiveness of your roof. We are a local company that has been in business for over 50 years! We’ve helped tens of thousands of homeowners with large and small projects throughout the decades.
Use our online appointment system to schedule a free inspection. We can’t wait to help you increase your home value while you help the environment!