If you are shopping around for what solar energy system and solar contractor would work best for you, you undoubtedly have some questions. While we encourage you to ask all of these questions to your prospective solar contractors, we thought it might also be helpful to mention a few important questions you for sure don’t want to forget to ask.

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Below are some questions you want to ask when searching for the right solar contractor for you:

How much money do you think this will save me over 20 years?

For most, this is the most important question to ask. Keep in mind that there are different ways to calculate this number and be sure to ask your solar installers how they arrived at that figure.

How much will I have to pay up front?

Solar offers and financing options vary from contractor to contractor. It is important to ask about your options and to remember that, more often than not, the more you pay up front, the less you pay in the long run. 

How many years of experience do you have installing solar panels?

Although experience does not always ensure quality, more often than not, it seems to be a good indicator. Ask your solar installers how long they’ve been in business; how many solar energy systems they’ve installed, and if they would be willing to provide customer reviews.

What kind of warranties will I receive?

Like with any big investment, it is good to know what is covered under warranties. This question will also be the perfect segway into talking about solar maintenance, repairs, and replacements.

What licenses and certifications do you have?

Asking this question will ensure that the people who are installing your solar panels will have all the necessary credentials and insurance policies to expertly complete the job.

Is my solar quote a rough estimate or a firm quote?

Ask this to avoid any unwelcome surprises. If you are in the Rancho Cucamonga area, contact us today to get your free solar quote!

Are there any incentive programs?

The solar energy industry is always changing, especially in terms of tax credits and incentives. Be sure to ask your installers of any potential opportunities.

Most people get into solar energy because they want to save money and they want to help do their part and make decisions that are going to benefit the environment. However, when you are trying to determine if going solar is right for you, the financial benefits are perhaps the most important. This is because, by and large, the environmental benefits of going solar are pretty much the same regardless of who is doing your solar installation. Therefore, in the end, when considering your options, be sure to keep this in mind.Ready to learn more about solar power and how it can benefit you? Contact Apec Solar today to get your free quote!