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Mistakes You Should Avoid When Investing in Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Purchasing solar panels is a great investment but there are some mistakes to avoid during the process.

There are a lot of conversations about the benefits and advantages of using solar panels on your home. We know that it’s an environmentally-friendly option and that many owners benefit from decreased electricity bills, but there is another side to this sector of the industry. Before purchasing solar panels, be sure to do your research so that you’re able to avoid these common mistakes.

Remember to Reduce

Remember that, before you switch completely to solar panels, to reduce your home’s energy consumption. You should consider having a home energy audit by a certified professional, who will be able to give you an overview of just how much energy you consume in your home. It will also identify the areas where you’re using the most energy, so that you’re able to effectively address them before switching to solar energy. Simple changes in your routine and other energy-efficiency updates could save you up to 30 percent on your electricity bills.

Buyer Beware

Keep in mind the old saying that, if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. Although the price of solar panels has been decreasing recently, if you see a deal that just don’t make sense it’s probably because the seller is offering misleading information, or they don’t come with any necessary repair services. Ensure that your panels come with a warranty and that they’ve been approved by an independent third party. You can check to see if the panels have passed approval by looking for an Underwriters Laboratories or Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory certification.

Issues of Insurance

Solar panels are known mostly for their energy benefits, and how homeowners have enjoyed seeing major decreases in their electricity bills. The other side of solar panels deals with the equipment itself. Although they are constructed to be generally quite durable, they are pieces of technology, which sometimes malfunctions and can cause unexpected issues with your roof. Insurance provides aren’t all in agreement when it comes to covering solar panels, so it’s wise to check with your company to review their policies. Ensure that your installation has been completely permitted and approved before moving forward.

Financial Factors

Research is one of your best tools when deciding to purchase solar panels. The first choice you’ll likely have to make is whether to lease or buy solar panels and if there are any incentive and rebate programs for which you would qualify. Check the expiration dates for the programs and possibly modify your schedule to coincide with them.

Contact Solar Home & Roof Today!

If you have any solar needs, contact Solar Home & Roof USA, LLC. at 410-266-7891 or by email at patrick@solarhomeandroofusa.com. Our solar powered products will help make your life easy, environmentally safe, and cost efficient! We’re located at 3200 Escapade Circle, Riva, Maryland 21140. Contact us today!

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