Residential homeowners in Connecticut continue to enjoy tremendous benefits from the intensely competitive solar industry of the state. More solar companies always mean better service, better products, and better prices.
However, you have to do some due diligence to get the best deal on your solar installation. You don’t want to pay an exorbitant price for your system. But what you may not know is that you probably don’t want to pay too little either. There’s no shortage of solar companies in the state who peddle substandard products and offer unreliable services just to keep their prices low.
So, if you want a system that delivers cost savings and potential income for 25-30 years without any hiccups, then here are some tips to get the best quote on your solar installation.
- Give Storage a Serious Consideration
You’ll need the battery more than you know it. It will help you store and feed surplus solar power to the grid during peak hours and get paid in return through ConnectedSolution’s Demand Response Program. Secondly, it offers a certain degree of resilience against power outages.
More importantly, you get flat discounts on batteries when you buy them as part of your solar installation. A 26% federal tax credit and an additional state rebate will make the deal sweeter for you. Not to mention the sales tax waiver. You simply can’t get a better deal on batteries anywhere else.
- Stick to Branded Products
When you ask for quotes, make sure that your solar company is offering you equipment from the best brands in the business. Solar panels, batteries, inverters, and other components must have long-term warranties. Some of the popular brands’ solar panels, for instance, come with 25-year warranties.
The cheap brands don’t offer long-term warranties, and you’ll pay for them dearly in the long run.
- Varying Power Needs
To understand how your energy consumption affects your solar capacity, ask your prospective solar companies to offer you 3 quotes for different power consumption needs – conservative, regular usage, and high usage requirements.
Maybe you need more energy in the future; perhaps you can reduce your power needs by switching to more energy-efficient appliances like LED bulbs. Either way, you will save a significant amount of money on your solar installation.
- Talk to Their Existing Clientele
Your solar company must have an excellent track record with customer service. Ideally, they should have been in business long enough to demonstrate their commitment to customer satisfaction and convenience. Solar systems typically don’t need much maintenance, but when you do, you want to be sure that your solar company is responsive.
So, ask around, check online reviews, and throw some questions into forums. People would be happy to share their experiences with you.