Top 3 Things to Know About DIY Solar

Top 3 Things to Know About DIY Solar

16 Sep 2018

An increasing number of homeowners in Corpus Christi, Texas, are starting to use solar energy. DIY solar kits are becoming vastly available on the market. Even though having a DIY attitude has probably saved you quite a bit of money over the years, when it comes to installing a solar energy system, you’ll want to leave it in the hands of a professional. Here’s a look at the top three things you need to know about DIY solar:

You May Pay More for Parts

About 80 percent of the total cost of installing a solar energy system is spent on parts. Since professional companies usually get steep deals on these components, you may find you save money by having a professional order and install your system.

You also need to consider whether you’re receiving quality part when ordering a DIY solar system. On the other hand, with a professional company, you can rest easy knowing your system will be installed with high-quality parts.

You Can’t Take Advantage of Most Rebates

The government is very generous in providing rebates to homeowners who switch to solar energy. However, you’ll need the signature of a professional electrician or plumber to acquire most rebates. When you opt for a DIY system, whether it be a solar water heater or a complete solar energy system, you bypass the ability to garner this signature. As a result, you might forfeit any rebates.

You Lack Access to Customer Service

When a professional installs your solar energy system, you gain access to round-the-clock customer service, which will be of value if something goes wrong with it. However, with a DIY solar system, there’s no one to call. Even worse, many DIY systems require professional installation in order to validate the warranty. This means that even if you save a bit of money on the parts, you’ll still need to hire a professional to install them.

Would you like to learn more about solar energy systems? Contact Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning at 888-481-8511 for professional advice. We’re help you select and install the right solar system for your home in no time.

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