Are You Ready for Solar – Key Questions to Ask
Switching your home to solar is an exciting prospect. Long-term savings, energy independence, and better reliability are all great reasons to schedule an installation. One of the most important things you can do before you dive headfirst into the project is to ask if your home is ready for solar. Some important steps will ensure you get the most out of solar. Long Island Power Solutions is here to ensure that you make the best decision and enjoy a great return on your investment.
If you’re thinking about solar, these five questions can get you started the right way.
Is Your Home in a Good Location for Solar?
Solar panels will be most efficient if you have a south-facing roof, or space elsewhere on your property where there’s very little shade. Solar panels can be mounted to the ground or the roof of a garage, carport, guest home, or other suitable structure.
The initial assessment will be key. You can get a free home solar estimate from Long Island Power Solutions. The initial assessment will be based on satellite data.
Where Will the Solar Panels Be Placed?
Some homeowners assume that solar panel placement can be customized. This is true to a degree, but, again, the panels should be south-facing to ensure maximum efficiency.
If you’re worried about the roadside aesthetic, you can be confident that modern solar panels won’t negatively impact the look of your home. Solar panels are mounted close to the roof and look sleek and modern. Long Island Power Solutions uses low-penetration racking and flashing to ensure stability and durability with a low profile.
How Many Panels Will Go on My Rooftop?
This is something that will be determined during the initial assessment and estimate. During the consultation process, there will be a detailed energy savings evaluation to determine how many panels will be needed to get a good return on investment.
On average, American homes need between 17 and 24 solar panels to get consistent savings and a good return on investment. This varies depending on the size of the home and average monthly energy consumption.
It’s important to have an experienced solar installer who can provide a detailed engineering plan with a cost/benefit analysis. Our team will provide all the details so that you can make an informed decision. We have installed more than 5,000 systems in New York.
Is There Any Maintenance Needed?
Solar panels don’t need maintenance. The average expected lifespan is 25 to 30 years. Solar panel cleaning is necessary every few years to keep your panels as efficient as possible. This can be arranged through a long-term care plan with our team.
Modern manufacturing methods and durability help to ensure that solar panels provide an excellent return over time. You’ll get a 25-Year Warranty on your panels for peace of mind.
How Much Will It Cost? Start With Your Free Home Solar Estimate
If you think you’re ready for solar, you can get started with a free home solar estimate. You can even get SMART solar financing with an interest-free period based on New York solar tax credits. The federal and New York solar tax credits will dramatically reduce the actual cost of switching over.
Long-term savings and a strong return on investment make solar ideal for most homeowners. Get a free solar estimate and cost/benefit analysis from our team. We’ll make sure that your home is ready for solar, and that you’re all set up to enjoy the savings for years to come.