You’ve had enough of high electricity costs and have chosen to take care of your own energy future by installing a solar electric system, so the next big decision is which solar installer to employ.
This may be a time-consuming and tedious operation, but it’s essential if you want to get the most out of your new system.You may want to check out West Dundee solar installers for more.
Following this four-step protocol should help things run more smoothly for you.
1. Provide assistance to the local installer
Conducting an interview with each prospective applicant, ideally in person, is one of the most critical steps in selecting the correct solar installer. In most instances, a local installer is the safest choice. There are a number of theories why this is so important.
First and foremost, because of their proximity, a local contractor should be able to come to your home or site and do a site assessment and appraisal in order to provide an accurate estimation of precisely what equipment you’ll need and where it should be mounted, particularly solar panels, which would need to be located where they will get the most isolation possible.
Second, this would provide you the perfect chance to perform the all-important interview, in which you will and can ask any possible question you can about not only the method you need (asking these questions and listening to the responses can give you a clear understanding about whether or not the applicant understands what he’s talking about), but also the sort of experience and history the candidate has.
Finally, you’ll have the ability to meet the person behind the business to decide if you’re happy with them on a personal basis. You may be wondering why this is important. Since you and your installer may be collaborating as a team to finish the job, you’ll want to ensure that you and your installer will connect efficiently and that the installer is transparent and frank about his interactions with you.
2. Verify Credentials
Since registration is not required to become a certified installer, it might be necessary to review more subjective credentials such as the level of training the installer has undergone, as well as any courses they might have taken. Any installer worth their salt should be honest and open about their history and expertise, and any hesitation or doubt on the part of the applicant should raise red flags. After all, you don’t want to be discovered as this installer’s guinea pig, or their first installation!
It’s not rare for installers to have an electrical experience, which means they’re presumably certified by the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners). Perhaps better if they’re already certified in solar energy.
Still request and verify references. Make a point of contacting and guide and talking about their experience with the installer, both positive and negative, and, if possible, seeking permission to visit the installation site and see the work completed firsthand.
You can also review to see if the candidate is protected by liability protection, uses high-quality goods, and can include formal assurances and service contracts.
3. Determine how much labour would cost.
What does it cost to hire a good installer? The $64,000 question, of course. Ok, hopefully not any of it! Actually, this is difficult to calculate since it all depends on the scale of the work, and most quotations are provided for the whole job, including the cost of installation.
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