Questions To Ask Your Solar Energy Company

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With solar panels ever increasing in popularity due to its universal benefits and state-wide incentives, there are many solar energy companies that thrive in Southern Colorado. Knowing this, it is more important than ever to know how to determine which solar energy company will benefit you now, and into the future. As a solar panel contractor in Colorado Springs, our primary specialty at CRJ Contractors is to understand your individual needs and preferences in order to connect you with the best possible solar energy company for you. We pride ourselves in being the #1 source for solar education and information in Colorado, which is why we’ve prepared a guide for what questions you need to ask your solar company. By empowering home and business owners in the field of solar power and energy, you can make a better informed decision, and we can help you do so. Here are the top things to ask a solar panel company.

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  1. How much will you save over time with solar?

When you begin the journey to get solar panels, you will likely see a lot of vanity metrics telling you how much you’ll save. It’s important to connect with a solar energy company that will present these numbers transparently. A comprehensive estimate about how much you will save over time with solar will be determined based on solar size, your utility company and their net metering process, your energy usage consumption, and more. No matter how the question is answered, just remember that there are multiple ways to calculate savings over time, so probe for the answers that are right for you. A good solar panel company will come do an in-person estimate, and make sure to walk through all the costs and savings with you, with ever number being customized to your unique situation.

2. How much will you pay upfront for solar panels?

There are various payment options and solar energy offers on the market today. With solar energy increasing in popularity due to tax incentives and increased sustainability awareness, the solar energy market can seem overwhelming. You have plenty of payment options such as paying your system outright, loan and lease with no money down, and options to pay some money down now to pay less in installments over time. Talk with your solar energy company about your situation, your future plans, and more to determine which payment plan will work best for you.

3. Will solar panels increase the value of my home?

Fortunately, we live in one of the most beautiful states in the country that is growing rapidly. As Colorado Springs grows, it becomes a seller’s market, so why not increase your property value to make the most out of your investment? Numerous studies have shown that purchasing a solar system will increase the value of your property. Talk to your solar energy company about their purchasing plans and see how you can make the most out of this investment for your future. 

4. What is the warranty for a solar panel system?

It’s true. It takes less effort and fewer finances to maintain your solar energy system than it does to protect your skin from the sun. It is important to learn about the longevity of your future solar panel system, and understand how long solar panels last and what warranties exist. Solar systems typically last over 25 years and require little to no maintenance. They are safe through various Colorado conditions and typically you can get away with cleaning the panels once a year to keep your system running efficiently. 

However, it’s important to know what happens in the unlikely event that your system needs repairs, labor, additional parts or just if it isn’t performing as you expected. Ask your solar energy company about warranties and how often they are serviced in a timely manner. Do the warranties cover parts, shipping, and labor? Be sure to check in and inquire about a performance guarantee. 

5. Do research on your local solar panel company

One of the most important decisions when choosing to go solar, is dealing with the actual company who will complete the estimate, install the panels, satisfy the warranty, and be there as your partner far beyond the sale. Before you buy, ask your local solar panel company about their business licenses, client recommendations, and years of experience. It’s important to know more about the people who will be working on your home to ensure that you are safe and comfortable while being confident in the system installation process. You can ask what type of solar energy system they have installed on their home to learn more about their preferences and insight on a more personal level.

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At CRJ Contractors, we strive to be the best solar contractor in El Paso county. We love the 300 days of sun that the residents of Colorado Springs soak in and we believe in harnessing that power to protect our beautiful environment while benefiting our neighbors. We live and breathe solar and we believe in providing you with the very best installers for your specific needs. Whether you are curious about how solar could impact your energy bill or how it can help increase the price tag on your property, then give us a call today.

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