So another thing that we get a lot of questions about is DIY solar. You know, is it advantageous to install the solar panels yourself?
There’s a lot of pros and cons. I’m going to touch on a few of those today.
DIY Solar Con #1 – It’s a Lot of Work
First off, it can be right for some people if you’re into doing those types of projects.But I would ask the question, if you needed a full kitchen remodel, would you do it yourself? If you needed new shingles on your roof, would you redo that yourself? You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself, but there’s a reason for that, and that is it’s a lot of work.
DIY Solar Con #2 – Solar is Complicated
Solar is also pretty complicated with the electrical connections and doing everything right to make sure that your solar panels are producing the amount of electricity that they’re supposed to. And sometimes the troubleshooting can be problematic if you do that yourself.
What ends up happening? The companies who offer DIY solar, one of the big reasons why they do that is because they find that most customers who sign up for DIY solar get into the project and end up calling them back and saying, hey, can you come help me with it? And then they end up installing the solar and charging them the same amount of money as if you’d had somebody install it right out of the gates.
DIY Solar Con #3 –Warranty Issues, No Guarantee
The other thing that you want to take into consideration is we have experience doing this. We have experience working with the cities, the power companies, the permitting offices, the inspectors. We offer a 25-year warranty on those products in case there are issues. We can help with warranty claims. We’re also a certified installer for the major panels, and inverters that we install. And so we get better warranties from the manufacturer because we install and they knowthat we’re going to install it right.
DIY Solar Con #4 – No Emergency Backup Power
One of the other downsides of doing DIY solaris that most solar stops working if the grid goes down and there’s a power outage. But at Smart Wave Solar, we’ve developed some technology and we’ve been granted a patent for that where we can provide you with an emergency power supply at no extra cost that’s available in case there is a blackout or power outage in the area. So you’re not going to get that from DIY solar.
Smart Wave Solar has thousands of happy customers. We’ve got incredible reviews. We’re really here to educate and help our customers. We stand behind our products. We offer a production guarantee. With DIY solar, if your solar panels aren’t producing as much electricity as they were supposed to, you’re going to have to figure that out on your own. But with Smart Wave Solar and our production guarantee, we’ll tell you in writing how much your solar panels are supposed to produce. And if they’re not meeting that standard, we will come out and fix it for free. We will install additional solar panels for free. We’ll cut you a check depending on what’s needed to make it right and meet that production guarantee.
Here at Smart Wave Solar, we are an honest solar company. We truly strive to help out our customers. And you can see the proof is in the pudding. If you go online, you’ll see our online reviews across a variety of different websites.
We’ve got very happy customers. 93% of them say they would recommend a friend or family member. We have an A plus rating with the Better Business Bureau.
You can even stop by our office either out in Denver or in Bluffdale, Utah. You can see our warehouse, you can meet some of our employees, and you can look at the panels and see how much money you can save with Solar and see whether Solar is right for you.