New York is packed full of great solar locations and Suffolk County is just one of those areas perfectly set up for a solar panel installation. With plenty of roof space on that beautiful stretch of land jutting out into the Atlantic, as well as countless fantastic incentives and rebates to avail of, it’s not surprising that Suffolk County solar is growing in popularity. With this in mind, you might be looking to take advantage of the benefits of solar energy? If so, read on. We’ve got some top tips for finding the best solar panel installer in Suffolk County. When you’re picking your solar contractor, these are the questions to ask.
#1. Are they certified?
A professional solar system needs a professional installer. Before checking reviews or asking about the cost or anything else at all, make sure your prospective installer is properly certified and accredited. The NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certification is the gold standard for solar installers in Suffolk County, throughout New York and, indeed, across the United States. If they’re not certified, look elsewhere.
#2. Are they recommended?
Probably the best way to find out if a company is worth it is to ask a friend or family member with a first hand account of their work. If you know somebody with a solar array in Suffolk County, ask who did the install and if they enjoyed the experience. At YSG, we even offer a great referral reward for our past customers who send new solar recruits our way. Aside from a first hand account, sites like Yelp and Better Business Bureau offer another way to verify the quality of a solar panel installer. Be careful here, however, not all reviews are created equal.
#3. Will they visit me?
Solar can be tricky to wrap your head around, especially if you have no prior experience with solar energy or an understanding of how it works. If this is the case, a phone call might not cut it for all the questions you have. There can be a lot of new information to digest before you go ahead with a solar installation, so a decent solar contractor will be ready to visit your home or business in Suffolk County and lay it all out for you. Of course, a home visit isn’t always necessary, but if you feel you need one, be sure to pick a company who are willing to stop by.
#4. What’s the warranty?
Thanks to their durable design and robust nature, solar panel installations are built to last. Once you install, you’ll be reaping the rewards for a long, long time. With this in mind, it’s important to find out what kind of warranty is offered by your solar panel installer. Most Suffolk County installers are going to offer warranties upwards of twenty years, this is pretty much par for the course. Make sure you’ve got a lengthy warranty and a good understanding of what this warranty entails. In addition, your solar system may have individual warranties for different pieces of equipment comprising the solar system, so ask about this too.
YSG Referral Reward
Suffolk County makes up a big part of Long Island, one of YSG Solar’s primary service areas down through the years. So you can rest easy in the knowledge that we’ve got plenty of experience working on residential and commercial properties in the area. Indeed, maybe you even know somebody, a friend or neighbor with a YSG Solar installation? If that’s the case, then ask them to refer you to YSG and they could avail of our fantastic referral reward. Win-win for both of you!
By Shane Croghan