Now more than ever, people are investigating how they might benefit from adding solar panels to their homes.
Homeowners in Delaware, in particular, could benefit from talking with solar panel installers about potential long-term savings.
But how do you know if your home will work with solar energy?
There are a lot of questions that come up during a solar panel assessment. And some people may be hesitant to move forward because they don’t know what to expect. Luckily, it’s a relatively straightforward process and involves very little legwork.
Here’s what to expect during your assessment with a solar panel installer.
Request for utility bills
Most solar energy companies want to know how much you already spend on utilities. If you have an older home, you may spend more money than you need to in order to keep your house at a comfortable temperature. They will also compare this cost against how much solar energy rates would be in your area. This comparison will give you a clear idea of what you could expect to spend throughout the year with solar energy.
Measuring rooftop or land
A solar installer will take a look at your home and how much sunlight it gets throughout the day. From there, they will decide where your solar panel could go, so it gets the most sun. After measuring this area, they can give you a clear idea of how many solar panels you would need on your roof or yard to have the most effective energy setup.
Assessing wiring setup
Once the solar installer knows a few good places for your solar panels to go, they will check your home for existing wiring. This ensures that if and when they eventually install your solar panels, they don’t need to do too much additional electric wiring to hook up the panels to the rest of your home. This step also helps them identify any existing electrical issues that may hinder your energy usage.
The solar installer is there to review your property, but they also want to help you understand how solar might work in your home! They will take time to answer your questions and create a follow-up plan for any outstanding information they may need.
Providing a quote
After the solar installer has reviewed your property and current electrical setup, they can give you a rough estimate of how much it will cost to install solar panels on your home. Keep in mind this may change, especially if there are variables like excess trees and shade or issues with the roof. That said, you’ll have a pretty clear idea of how much you’ll need to spend to start investing in clean, affordable energy.
If you’re curious about solar energy and want to see if it works with your home or business, contact Star Enrg today!
We can answer any questions you may have and are happy to create a realistic plan for making solar energy a part of your home