We see you there, eco warrior! We know that you are committed to helping the planet!
While getting your very first taste of solar can seem amazing, it can also be a bit daunting. Where do you even start? What kind of solar system is right for your home? The list of questions just goes on and on.
But fear not! We’re here to help you find your way and shed some light on how to prepare for your very first solar extravaganza. So grab your shades, slather on some sunscreen, and let’s explore and make a checklist of what to do before you go solar!
What to consider when choosing a solar panel
There are quite a few factors to weigh before deciding which solar panel solution will meet your personal needs. Here are just a few ways you can approach the issue:
First things first ask a professional
Solar is a very personal thing. Just think about it when everything goes dark, what do you want to make sure is always running? Are your priorities the food in the fridge or Friday night football?
To figure this out, you are going to want to ask a professional. Tell your installer what your goals are for the system in the event that you have to rely on it completely. What would you want your system to achieve?
Know your options
The reason you are going to need a professional is because, surprise surprise- there is more than one type of solar system.In fact, there are primarily two types of homes: grid-tied and off-grid systems.
Grid-tied systems are connected to the utility grid and allow homeowners to use both solar energy and utility power. Off-grid systems, on the other hand, are not connected to the utility grid and rely solely on solar energy and battery storage.
The difference between the cost of installation and maintenance of these can be huge. Which brings us to our next point.
What is your budget?
Cost is a major factor in your solar decision, but it should never come first. Remember, you are choosing a system that is going to help power your home. The expected longevity of the system should be your highest concern. You want to buy a product because you have confidence in its ability to perform when needed, not solely on the basis of its price tag.
Cheaper doesn’t always mean better, and a solar system is a lifelong commitment. It makes sense to look at pricing, but quality is far more important.
Honestly, the list of things to consider could go on and on. Or you could just be smart and give Yoder Electric a call. We pride ourselves on making this kind of thing easy.
We will make sure that you are fitted with a system that meets your needs and budget. And we will handle any maintenance too. Let us take you on your new path to a solar system city.