Oct 07 How to Find an Installer You can Trust
At Vision Solar, we know it can be extremely difficult to know who to trust when deciding on your solar installers. However, we hope that with a few simple steps we can help guide you to finding the best, trusted installer for your solar needs. By finding an installer that you can trust, you can be more comfortable with your solar experience.
Who Are Your Installers?
Before installing your solar panel system, we know that it can be hard to find people you trust with your home. Because of this, we recommend getting to know us as much as possible. This means you are free to ask any and all questions or fears you may have about your solar panel installation. Our expert team will make sure to answer your questions in the best way they can to help you feel more comfortable. Along with this, they will be with you every step of the way, so you will be speaking with your representative a lot. They will be ready to help whenever you need them. Because of this, we want you to know that you can trust them. Here are some of the simple questions you may want to ask your representative.
Questions To Ask:
- What types of solar panels are recommended for my home?
There are two types of solar panel systems that we recommend for residential use. Photovoltaic (PV) panels use an electric field and inverter to convert the sun’s energy into AC electricity, which can be used throughout the home. Solar thermal panels, on the other hand, convert the sun’s energy into a heat source that can provide your home with hot water and warmth as well as heat your swimming pool. During your free, no-obligation consultation, be sure to ask Vision Solar which type is appropriate for your home. In some cases, a combination of the two might be best.
- What is the average lifespan of a solar panel system?
For the investment you’re about to make, you deserve to know how long your solar panel installation will last you. Generally, systems rated for 6-8 hours of daily sunlight conversion carry a lifespan of 20 or more years, with many reportedly lasting upwards of 30-40 years. Don’t forget to ask your Vision Solar representative about any manufacturer warranties available with your purchase, as warranties typically span 10-20 years.
- How will solar energy installation affect the value of my home?
This answer will vary depending on numerous factors, such as your property’s location, size, and how many solar panels you install. But research sponsored by the Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory states that buyers are looking for homes with rooftop solar panels – and are willing to pay more for them. According to the data, buyers are willing to spend an additional $15,000 for a home with a solar panel system. It’s important to note, however, that home value will only increase if solar panels are purchased, not leased. Homes with solar have been proven to sell quicker than a home without solar. Be sure to ask us for more information about the value of your specific property.