Are you aware that solar panels can save you money on utilities, reduce your carbon footprint, and even increase your home value?
With so many benefits that come from switching to solar energy, it’s not a question of whether you should go solar or not; it’s a question of which company you should hire to purchase the panels and have them installed.
With so many different solar companies to choose from, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed and wondering how you can decide. Keep reading to learn all about how to review a solar quote so that you know you are choosing a reputable and reliable installer and that you’re getting the best deal possible.
Read the Contract Carefully
Once you’ve had a chance to review a solar quote from a reputable solar installer, you should review the contract in its entirety before signing on the dotted line. While it may seem like a lot of work, carefully reviewing the contract and asking questions is important before signing.
You want to make sure that you know exactly what their services will be for both during installation as well as afterward in order to avoid any disappointments down the line with maintenance or other aspects related to the installation or production of the solar panels.
You also want to find out what they can offer you in terms of equipment & workmanship warranty, maintenance, and more. Thankfully, solar panel systems require very little maintenance over their lifetime but it still pays off with an installer warranty offer which covers you if any repairs are needed on your behalf!
All solar quotes should include information about the duration and terms of an installer’s workmanship warranty. Having a long warranty period is important because it means the company will stand by its workmanship. This shows that they’re confident in offering excellent service and care for your home’s solar installation, which can help increase customer satisfaction rates as well!
Solar installers typically offer warranties anywhere from five through ten years long, depending on the company–with some offering 25+ year coverages in case anything were ever to go wrong.
The last thing you’d want to do is sign a solar contract that has some unfair stipulation that would work against you. An ideal solar energy proposal should not only be fair but should also work in your favor.
Find Out What Equipment They’re Offering
Understanding the quality of solar equipment is important to know if it’s worth investing in. Panels and inverters come with varying brands, efficiencies, and aesthetics; warranty offers vary as well–so make sure you understand what kind of equipment is being proposed to know if it’s worth the price quote before committing.
Sunsolar Solutions Pro Tip: When reviewing a solar quote, it’s important that you request all of the details about the proposed equipment. If this is not disclosed, then consider this a red flag; you wouldn’t agree to a contractor installing a new water softener system before understanding the quality of the appliance, right?
Last, But No Least, How are You Going to Pay for It?
You might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of $0 down financing options for those who want to go solar. This means you won’t need an initial investment, which saves money in the long run!
When you’re comparing solar quotes, be sure to compare terms and monthly payments across each company. Remember that interest rates can vary significantly based on the type of financing option chosen, so make sure it’s right for your needs! There are many financing opportunities available to homeowners, but not all of them will be accessible depending on your credit.
Are You Ready to Get the Best Solar Quote?
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to review a solar quote. Keep in mind the factors we discussed, and ask your installer questions about anything you don’t understand.
Solar is a big investment, but it can also save you money in the long run, and SUNSOLAR SOLUTIONS is proud to offer you a range of options that can help you gain valuable energy independence.
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