Investing in a home solar system is a significant financial decision for any homeowner. In many cases, payments are made over an extended amount of time – even decades. So, it’s important to choose a system that will give you the most for your money.
Unfortunately, with the rise in popularity of home solar systems has come less than honest solar installers who are more interested in making a fast sale than providing quality products and service. Cheap solar panels, along with poor workmanship and shady sales tactics are all things to watch out for.
Cheap Solar Panels
Caveat emptor. Buyer beware. However you choose to translate it, it’s simply a fact that you get what you pay for. If a solar installer is offering panels at a much lower cost than the competitors, there’s probably a reason. Remember, cheap, poor quality panels are prone to failure – often after just a few years. This simply isn’t worth the risk. Only choose panels from a trusted manufacturer with ratings that back up what the salesperson is saying.
Solar panel installation is both an art and a science. You want a qualified, experienced contractor who knows what they’re doing. If the contractor isn’t licensed and without solid references and background information, walk away. This will save you money now and years of problems down the road.
Shady Sales Tactics
First off, you should never succumb to high pressure sales tactics. Making the decision to go solar requires careful thought and planning. It’s even a good idea to consult with your tax professional to understand possible tax credits. You’ll also want to understand your financing options. Whether you choose to pay cash, finance over time or choose a solar lease, you’ll want to make the decision that fits with your long-term financial goals.
Want to find out more about investing in a home solar system that will save you each month for decades? Call the experts at Cool Blew Solar at 623-234-2836.