How to Prep for a Solar Install
For a lot of homeowners in the Foothills area, switching to solar is an enticing prospect. Many homeowners, unfortunately, believe that the move to solar is difficult or confusing, which simply isn’t true. California Energy Services proudly offers top-quality solar installations to residents in and around El Dorado Hills, Folsom, and Sacramento. In addition, we partner with various financing and incentive programs throughout the state to make sure that solar is a reality for homeowners.
Getting started with solar may not be as difficult as you think, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t come prepared. Here are just a few things to keep in mind before your solar install:
Start with a Home Energy Audit
If you’re looking to go solar, you’ll get a lot of mileage out from kicking things off with a home energy audit from California Energy Services. An energy audit will give you a clear view of any inefficiencies that might be plaguing your home, giving you the information you need to decide how to move forward. It’s important to remember that your home is a system, and when one thing goes wrong, it can affect many other aspects of the home. When you conduct an energy audit, all of the mysteries about what is wrong, where it’s wrong, and how to fix what’s wrong are solved.
Consider CES’s Home Performance Services
Solar energy can help take your home to a new level of efficiency. This being said, other aspects of your home need to be in line if you expect the get the most benefits from solar. Air sealing and insulation, for example, can both have a dramatic impact on how well your home retains hot or cold air, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. CES offers a variety of services to ensure that you’re not getting the short end of the stick when it comes to your home’s performance.
Utilize Your Resources for Solar
If you’re concerned about the costs associated with going solar, you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of resources for California residents. California Energy Services helps customers find rebates and incentives like CaliforniaFIRST, Ygrene, mPower, and more that make going solar a no-brainer, regardless of your budget. We believe that homeowners who are looking to make valuable upgrades to their homes shouldn’t be held back by financial constraints. Even if solar upgrades seem out of reach, they don’t have to be.