Beyond finding a good solar power system that will work for your home in your specific climate, it is equally important to find a reputable solar installer. Finding the right installer for your system will get it up and running sooner, giving you return on your investment longer. Remember these tips when finding a solar installer:
1. Your sales team is not a solar installation expert.
Your solar sales associate may understand exactly how your solar power system will work in your home, but he or she will not be able to install your solar power system based on that knowledge alone. For the best experience, find a solar power installation expert.
2. NABCEP certified
The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners is currently the gold standard in solar power certifications. If your solar power installer is not NABCEP certified, make sure they have at least three years experience installing solar power systems, and can provide testimonials of previous projects.
3. Licensed and Insured
Your solar power installation expert should be licensed and insured through their employer or through the business they own in the state you are located in. That way, any accidents that may occur will be covered by the installer, so you are not a liability.
4. Brand Recognition
As you talk with your solar power installation expert, make sure they are comfortable installing the brand of system you’ve purchased. Have they worked with that brand before? If not, you may want to find someone with a bit more experienced with your specific project.
5. Overall confidence
When you interview your installer, do they appear confident? Do you feel confident in their ability? Can they produce testimonials of happy customers? If you have any doubts at all, it’s better to keep searching and find someone you are certain can complete your project correctly.
Finding a reputable solar power installer is of the utmost importance. Here are a few of the dangers of hiring an inexperienced, non-reliable installer:
- Faulty equipment
- Liability and possible injury if equipment falls off roof
- No return on investment if equipment doesn’t work
- High costs in repairs and replaced equipment
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