Questions to ask when purchasing solar panels

Questions to ask when purchasing solar panels

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With the cost of electricity rising while the cost of solar power falls, and the 30% federal tax credit for installing solar panels set to expire at the end of 2019, now is the perfect time to add solar with help from POWERHOME Solar. We know this is a big decision, and we know that you want to be as educated as possible before you commit. Keep in mind these key questions to ask when purchasing solar panels for your home.

Do I qualify for solar panel installation?

First and foremost, it’s important to make sure you’re a qualified homeowner or business owner before proceeding in the process. POWERHOME Solar features an easy online form for you to enter basic information so that you can see if solar is right for you. A solar expert will contact you shortly thereafter to go over the information and options available for your family or business.

Are there any potential incentives in which I can take advantage?

Once you know you’ve qualified for solar panel installation, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible. POWERHOME Solar offers a $0 down option with 100% financing for qualified homeowners, but there may be other potential incentives that help in making your purchase. For example, POWERHOME Solar offers a military discount, and your state or city also may offer localized incentives.

While our best estimate is that you will likely save money if you install solar, we also want you to save as much on your purchase as possible. To find incentives by state, visit DSIRE, which is funded by the United States Department of Energy. Simply click your state to see which current policies or programs may apply to you.

How much may I be able to save once I add solar power?

We expect many electricity customers will save money by signing up for solar, and of course you’ll want to know when you’ll start seeing the potential savings and how much they may be. The best thing about purchasing solar panels is that you may see the effects on your electric bill after your system has been turned on. How much you may save depends on several factors, including your current electric usage, how much you want your solar panels to offset your total electric bill, and the direction your home faces, to name three.

Is there any long-term advantage to installing solar panels on my home or business?

This question is important, because just like any other major purchase, you want to buy something may have appreciating value. The good news is, solar panels may be able to increase the value of your property. So should you decide to sell in the future, your solar panels may be a selling point for the next buyer.

I see homes with solar panels on their roofs. Is there any other option?

This is a great question, and the answer is yes. Solar panels can be installed on either rooftops, or on the ground. Rooftop installations are most common for homeowners, and can be the only option if you have limited yard space. However, ground-mounted installation is another option, and it may be the best choice for you. Factors such as the angle of your roof, the amount of direct sun that it receives throughout the day, and total roof area can affect whether a rooftop or ground-mounted installation is your best choice. Be sure to discuss these options with your solar expert when purchasing solar panels to optimize your potential savings and energy efficiency.

Is the solar company credible?

POWERHOME Solar’s reputation in the solar industry speaks for itself. We were named the No. 6 residential rooftop solar provider in the U.S. by Solar Power World in 2019, and we were ranked No. 100 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. On top of that, our CEO Jayson Waller was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 Southeast Award winner. We have A+ ratings with the Better Business Bureau, and our customers speak highly of the experience they’ve had working with us.

Here at POWERHOME Solar, we know that making the decision to add solar power is a big deal. POWERHOME Solar experts are here to help every step of the way, addressing any questions and concerns you may have. From the initial consultation to post-installation follow-ups, we’re here for you. Contact us today to see why purchasing solar panels may be right for you.