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Key Questions to Ask a Solar Company When Considering Solar for Your House

September 12, 2023
Questions to ask solar company

When considering solar energy for your home, choosing the right solar company is paramount. Asking the right questions can help you gain valuable insights and make an informed decision. To ensure a successful solar installation, we have compiled a list of essential questions to ask prospective solar companies.

What experience and certifications do you have?

Start by assessing the solar company's experience and expertise. Inquire about their years in the industry, the number of installations completed, and any relevant certifications. A well-established company with a proven track record is more likely to deliver quality workmanship and customer satisfaction.

Can you provide references or testimonials from previous customers?

Request references or testimonials from past customers. Contacting homeowners who have already installed solar panels can offer valuable insights into the company's professionalism, installation process, and customer service. Positive feedback and happy customers are indicators of a reputable solar provider.

How do you determine the right system size for my home?

Ask the solar company about their methodology for sizing a solar system. They should conduct a thorough assessment of your energy needs, roof space, and sun exposure. The company should be able to provide a detailed analysis, including projected energy production, cost savings, and return on investment. A reputable company will customize the system to suit your specific requirements.

What financing options are available?

Discuss financing options with the solar company. Inquire about purchase options, leases, power purchase agreements (PPAs), or any available incentives or rebates. A reliable company will guide you through the financing process, explaining the pros and cons of each option. They should be transparent about costs, payback periods, and potential long-term savings.

What warranties do you offer?

Understanding the warranties provided is crucial. Inquire about the warranties for the solar panels, inverters, and workmanship. A reputable company will offer comprehensive warranties that cover manufacturing defects, performance guarantees, and installation issues. Ensure the warranties align with industry standards and provide sufficient coverage to protect your investment.

Do you handle the permitting and paperwork? 

Navigating the permitting and paperwork process can be complex. Ask the solar company if they handle all the necessary permits, applications, and paperwork on your behalf. A reputable company will have experience dealing with local authorities and utility companies, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free installation process.

Choosing the right solar company is crucial when considering solar for your home. By asking these key questions, you can assess their experience, customer satisfaction, system sizing approach, financing options, warranties, and their ability to handle permits and paperwork. Armed with this information, you can make an informed decision and embark on a successful solar journey.

Contact Florida Solar or receive a free estimate now.  We’ll be happy to guide you through the process.

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