Investing in solar energy for your home is a significant investment. It can be expensive and there are many financing options, so like anything that is expensive, you need to get at least 2 quotes.
You need more than one to know if you are getting the best deal and all the needs are being met for your own situation.
There are more aspects involved than just price. Here are a few reasons you need to get several quotes for your solar power system.
Obviously, you want the best deal. Before you start getting quotes, make sure you know what type of system will suit you best. You may have different needs than someone down the block, so look at all aspects of the system you are considering.
There are more and more options available when it comes to solar paneling. Style, size, color, brand names, models and makes, plus where they were made and their efficiency. Once you have a few quotes, do a bit of research on your own to see what people are saying about a few you like.
This is the technology that converts solar energy into usable household electricity. Different inverters work differently under different conditions. You will see different brand names and models here as well.
Solar providers will offer you what they have, as they will be loyal to their particular brand. Be sure to ask each provider about the main differences in the technology that they have quoted.
Find out about the installation and what part of it is included, extra or if you need to find someone else to do it. The design itself needs to be considered, as well. Each designer will have their own idea, so look carefully at them, so you understand what they will look like, how they will function and the amount of power they can store.
Most people will require some financing to get their solar power system installed. Some of these companies may provide it, but be sure to check out all aspects of the loan, like interest rates, payment plans and penalties.
There are also options available within the package itself. You may consider leasing, or power purchase agreements, where you don’t own the system and you get a lower rate for the energy provided.
You need to find out about government rebates, as well. There are more and more options available as communities are trying to move away from other types of energy. You may be eligible for a major rebate or discount from your city or state.
At Live Smart Construction, we have great customer service and are available during the installation and after. We’ll also work with you to plan the installation and minimize inconvenience to you and your family. You want to make sure the company you’re working with will take care of you and your family before, during, and after the installation.
More Solar Quotes, More Options
The more solar quotes you have, the more choices are available. Look at the break down of costs, the overall cost and what they quoted for wattage. This will help you find the best price.
Installing a solar energy system is a major undertaking, so make sure you do all the homework first. Ask your neighbors and others who have solar power and get their advice. Compare your research to theirs and you will be able to make an informed decision.
If you’re ready to get into solar, contact us today!