Questions to Ask Your Solar Contractor

November 11, 2021

Because they reduce energy bills while improving your home’s value, installing solar panels is one of the best investments you can make. But you’ve got to be careful when searching for solar installation teams. Unfortunately, there are plenty of unscrupulous solar contractors out there.

This post will cover a few questions to ask to ensure you’re working with a reputable solar company.

Are you licensed and insured?

The first question you need to ask is whether the contractor is properly licensed and insured. If the answer is no, tell the contractor to hit the road. Working with an uninsured contractor means you could be on the hook for any damages or injuries. And if they’re unlicensed, there’s a good chance they don’t know what they’re doing.

At Aneva Solar, we’re fully licensed, insured and qualified to work on solar-power systems throughout Arizona. You can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands when you call us.

Will I qualify for a solar tax credit?

You’ve probably heard about homeowners qualifying for solar tax credits that help offset the installation costs. Unfortunately, not all homeowners are eligible to receive a tax incentive. For example, if you’re unemployed or retired, you won’t qualify.

Solar contractors don’t have to be tax experts, but they should be straight shooters and let homeowners know that not everyone gets a tax credit.

What components do you use?

You obviously want an experienced solar contractor, but you also want to hire a team that only uses top-of-the-line components. At Aneva Solar, we design solar systems specifically for each home we work on, and we only use the highest-quality components made by manufacturers like LG, Hyundai, SolarEdge, SMA and Fronius.

Do you offer any warranties?

Try to find a solar company that offers a warranty for their products and services. A warranty shows that the company is reputable and stands by its work. Aneva Solar provides up to 20-year warranties for all of our products, often at lower price points than you’ll find anywhere else.

Does your team make repairs?

Even the best solar equipment can fail. If your panels stop working, see if your installation contractor can make the necessary repairs. If the company doesn’t perform repairs, your contractor should be able to recommend someone who does.

Do I need to worry about animals?

Critters like squirrels and birds can cause solar panel trouble by making nests or chewing on wires. The good news is that this isn’t the case in every neighborhood. If your contractor has performed some work in your area, he or she may have some insight into whether the local wildlife can be a hassle.

If animals could be a problem for your solar panels, your contractor can propose some preventative measures to keep them at bay.

Reach out to Aneva Solar today

If you’re interested in installing solar panels at your home, talk to our solar contractors at Aneva Solar. Give us a call today to ask us any of these questions or to see why our services are up to 20 percent less expensive than our competitors.

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