5 things to ask before switching to solar

Posted by Solar Expert on April 6, 2022

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Solar panels have skyrocketed in popularity while simultaneously becoming more affordable and accessible than ever.

If you’re considering installing a rooftop solar system, here are a few questions to ask before making the switch.

What are solar panels, and how do they work?

In the most basic sense, we can think of solar panels as a form of technology capable of absorbing sunlight and converting it to energy. While the actual process is much more complex and technical, the fundamentals are pretty straightforward – and the economic and environmental benefits are phenomenal.

Is my home solar-ready?

Determining if your home is a good fit for solar may require a formal evaluation by an expert, but here are a few starting things to consider:

  • Has your roof been inspected recently?
  • Is your roof structurally sound?
  • Is your roof old or needing repairs?
  • Does your rooftop face the sun?
  • Is there anything blocking your roof from the sun’s rays?

What size solar system do I need?

Determining what size solar system is right for you requires evaluating a couple of different things. First off, consider what your current electric bill is – this can help you decide how much energy you need to generate for your investment to be worth it. Secondly, it’s essential to consider your roof and home size, too.

What financial options are available to me?

Make sure you’re fully aware of the expense of installing solar panels before buying or leasing. You won’t have the significant upfront cost if you are leasing, but there will still be some fees associated with getting the system set up and operational before it starts saving you money. If you’re purchasing the solar panels outright, be prepared that while you will save money on your bills, it will take some time to make back the initial expense.

What solar installer should I choose?

With more than 30,000 solar panels installed to date, DFW Solar Electric has the experience and professionalism to provide your home with the best, most efficient possible solar power system. We use only products from reputable and time-trusted suppliers, and our installations are guaranteed to last with industry-standard maintenance. While there are many solar installers to choose from, selecting one who knows the area and already has a proven track record of excellence can simplify the process and ensure you get the best return on your investment.

Call us at 972-827-7651 or visit us online at https://dfwsolarelectric.com to learn more and let us know you’re interested. After examining your home’s structure, roofline and roof orientation, we can give you a clear picture of how much your solar panels will cost, how much energy you should be able to generate, and how much carbon emissions your installation alone can eliminate.

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