Choosing the Right Solar Installer – A Checklist

The next move includes finding the right solar installer if you have chosen to invest your hard-earned money in a new solar electrical system. For more details click Action Solar Installation of San Diego-Solar San Diego.

This may be one of the most critical decisions in your new system that you will make, and one that should not be taken lightly. After all, if you are willing to commit to making an investment as big as solar energy in your future, you need to make sure that it is done properly for the first time when the device is installed.

Here’s a checklist of points to check out as you go through the process to help you make sure you have taken all the steps possible to make a decision you can feel good about.

I have a budget under which I need to work, but I’m also conscious that I can’t let price be the deciding factor, being equal to all other items. The old adage that says you’re getting what you pay for also applies here.

I have reviewed the qualifications of the installer, and I have managed to get a decent feeling for their competence, or lack thereof, even though they do not hold some kind of qualification.

In order to protect my house, I have made sure the installer at least carries liability insurance.

I made sure that by checking that the installer has been professionally qualified and has plenty of experience, I am not the first client of the installer. If I were to enable the installer to use me as his first customer, I could end up as a training site for the installer, which would have serious consequences for me.

I demanded the installer’s references and reviewed them. And to be doubly certain, I went to the site of one of the previous customers of the installer to check his work.

I demanded and received written assurances covering the installation and any follow-up work that might need to be performed.

Through contacting many solar retailers to see if they can recommend these same items, I have requested an inventory of the products the installer plans to use and checked that they are of the highest quality.

A list of local installers supplied to me by nearby solar companies and organisations has been compiled by me. I tend to use someone local so they can personally carry out a site inspection and review, at which point I can also learn more about their expertise and qualifications and get to know them a little better.

I conducted a detailed face-to-face interview with the installer and was able to ask all the questions I had about the installation to make me more comfortable working with a specific installer and making the decision I need.