Would you buy a new car from a door-to-door seller? For most of us, the answer is “No.”
Because of the amount of money involved, it doesn’t make sense to purchase a rooftop solar system for your home that way, either. But it’s happening in our local communities. Sadly, many times that business deal ends in heartache.
This isn’t something you should do on a whim. Don’t let anyone pressure you into paying out this kind of money if it’s not something you’re completely sure about.
Out-of-state companies are sending door-to-door salespeople promising unrealistic and unachievable results from installing solar systems. These systems can end up costing as much as three times more than what local, reputable installers charge.
When something goes wrong, these companies are usually long gone. You’re stuck with a big payment and useless system.
Because of the way the sales contracts are often written, homeowners are obligated to pay even if the solar system generates no power.
You should go about buying a rooftop solar system the way you go about any other large purchase.
Thinking of installing a solar power system? Here is a list of questions to ask potential contractors that will help you choose the best installer.
The first question you ask should be to yourself: Have I done everything I can to make my home as efficient as possible?
This is the first step you should take, even before installing a solar power system. Energy efficiency measures have a much quicker payback than solar power systems. If you do install a solar power system, energy efficiency measures may enhance the payback of the solar system itself by reducing the size of the system required, resulting in a lower initial cost.
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