It is always a good idea to obtain multiple quotes from multiple contractors when doing any type of renovation to a home. Having a solar system installed is no different. Many homeowners are reluctant to speak with one contractor let alone several. Apart from the time commitment, it may be difficult to know what questions to ask and why they are important. Homeowners looking into solar for the first time should utilize the time they have during the initial meeting with a potential installer. Solar is a sizeable investment and a potential solar owner shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions but what questions should be asked?
Solar has become a popular option for those looking to save money on their electricity bill. As such, there are many solar installers in states that are ideal for solar consumers. Different solar installers offer different solar packages. Solar equipment, installation, finance options, etc. may differ from company to company, it is therefore important to ask potential installers:
Part Fourteen of “Questions To Ask When Getting A Solar Quote” covered asking potential solar installers about whether or not the electricity plan should be switched once the solar has been installed. Another follow-up question to ask potential solar installers about utility billing is:
29. If a better utility billing plan is available after solar installation, will the solar installer switch the homeowner to a better billing plan when the solar is installed?
Some solar installers are willing to help the homeowner switch their utility billing plan. While the installer may not be able to switch the plan themselves (they are not authorized on the utility account), they may fill out the paperwork or be able to talk the homeowner through the process of switching to a new billing plan. If the installer is willing to help. The homeowner should find out at which point in the process of installation that the switch will take place and how much time it will take for those changes to take effect.
It is important to maximize time spent with a potential solar installer. There are many important questions to ask before investing in a solar system and its best to ask them before any money is spent on the system. Stay tuned for more questions that are important to ask when obtaining a solar quote.
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