Knowing why you want to invest in solar may help guide you in the decision process for your family. Here are a few items to consider before investing in a solar array:
Is saving money on your bill the goal?
While installing solar panels is presented as a cost-saving measure, did you stop to consider simpler solutions, such as adding insulation, sealing air leaks and completing other basic fix-it projects that could cut your energy costs immediately? You can find a local energy advisor who could reveal some easier and more affordable options that can make as much of a long-term impact while costing less than a solar install.
Check your contractor once. Then check them again.
As with any major home improvement project, purchasing from the right installer or contractor is every bit as important as the product you are purchasing. Due diligence is critical to ensure you get the best system for a fair price and installed correctly and on time. Unfortunately, there are some companies that use high-pressure tactics and superficial incentives to get our members to sign on the dotted line. We encourage you to not be swayed by one particular contractor, and instead, obtain multiple contract options. A good contractor will be fully licensed and insured, have extensive installation experience and be willing to answer all your questions, while also communicating with Southern Indiana Power. Please also make sure you choose a contractor who has your best interest at heart.
Installing solar panels on your home or business is an exciting venture, but please don’t lose sight of doing your research. Please know we’re here to serve you and help you make the best decision for you and your family.