An Essential Guide To Going Solar

Ready to be part of the growing community of over 3 million households harnessing solar power? With its rising popularity, solar energy is transforming homes and businesses nationwide, offering cost savings and environmental benefits. Elevate your home with solar panels and save thousands on energy bills with our comprehensive guide to going solar.

What Exactly is Solar Power?

Harnessing the sun’s rays to illuminate parts of your household grants enhanced energy levels throughout the entire space. Sun-derived energy, convertible into either thermal or electrical forms, serves as a sustainable power source for your residence. By installing solar panels, you not only foster a cozy indoor ambiance but also curtail the emission of harmful toxins and gases into the atmosphere.


Gaining insight into the advantages of solar energy can assist homeowners in determining whether investing in solar panels is a wise decision. For those experiencing steep energy bills or residing in regions with abundant sunlight, transitioning to solar power emerges as a reliable option for their homes.


Evaluate Your Energy Requirements

Begin by assessing your present energy usage. Analyzing these figures will enable you to ascertain the requisite number of solar panels and the type of solar setup suitable for your household. Homeowners should take into account factors such as the number of occupants in the residence, the appliances utilized, and electronic devices in operation.


Empire Home Pros offers a comprehensive assessment of your home’s daily energy consumption, along with precise calculations to determine the optimal number of solar panels required. Our dedicated team of engineers and project managers handles this process with expertise, alleviating any concerns you may have.


Selecting the Optimal Solar Solution for Your Residence

After grasping your solar capacity and determining your home’s energy requirements, the next step is procuring a system. This entails selecting suitable solar panels, inverters, and a means to store surplus energy.


Solar panels come in three primary types: Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline, and Thin-film.


  • Monocrystalline: Higher efficiency but also higher costs. Good for homes with high UV exposure.
  • Polycrystalline: Lower costs, but lower performance metrics than monocrystalline. Most cost-effective for homeowners
  • Thin-film: Portable and flexible to your needs, but lower efficiency. Good for RV’s or DIY projects


Empire Home Pros provides QCells, which are sleek black monocrystalline panels known for their pleasing aesthetic appeal.


Ensure Your Roof is Compatible with Solar Panels

Not every roofing material or structure is suitable for supporting solar panels. Some homes may not be able to bear the weight of the panels, and certain materials could be susceptible to damage during installation. Collaborating with a certified solar installer is essential to safeguard your home from potential harm. Proper installation of solar panels not only enhances the longevity of your roof but also contributes to making your home more environmentally sustainable.


Empire Home Pros offers inspections for homeowners uncertain about their roof’s suitability for solar panels. Our specialists are equipped to assess whether your roof can accommodate solar panels and offer tailored advice. We understand the structural capacity of different homes and the implications of solar panel weight on various roofing materials.


Establishing Your Budget

Before proceeding with solar installation, it’s crucial to assess your financial parameters. Setting a budget beforehand will prevent overspending and streamline your search for a suitable installation company. Additionally, explore available government incentives and rebates tailored for homeowners transitioning to solar energy. These incentives can significantly enhance your return on investment and amplify the long-term financial advantages of going solar.


Seeking a Qualified Solar Installer

When it comes to installing solar collectors in your home, it’s essential to enlist the expertise of professionals. Before embarking on your solar journey, take the time to thoroughly investigate local solar installation companies.


You should ensure,


  1. That they are licensed, bonded, and insured.
  2. They have a physical office address that you can visit.
  3. They are registered with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, or where applicable to their state.
  4. They are an accredited BBB business with an A+ rating.
  5. They have trust within their community, such as Empire Home Pros being SRP certified.



some solar panels on the roof of a private house

Ensuring your solar company maintains a solid reputation over time is essential. Many solar companies fold, leaving customers stranded without support for their systems. At Empire Home Pros, we step in to assist those abandoned by defunct installers. With a robust team of skilled technicians, we guarantee your solar panels endure for decades.

Keeping Your Solar System in Top Shape Post-Installation

Once your solar panels are installed, it’s essential to keep them well-maintained to optimize your return on investment and fully enjoy the advantages of solar energy. Regular cleaning and inspections, ideally conducted annually, are crucial to ensure you harness the maximum sunlight and maintain your home’s comfort levels. Entrusting maintenance tasks to a professional company is advisable to prevent any scratches that could jeopardize sunlight absorption.

Embrace Solar Power with Empire Home Pros
For more than two decades, we’ve proudly served Arizona communities. At Empire Home Pros, we offer a comprehensive solution, seamlessly integrating solar panel installation with roofing maintenance. By choosing us, you’ll maximize energy production from your panels while ensuring the longevity of your roofing system for years to come. We’re dedicated to providing you with the confidence you need to switch to solar. Get in touch with us today for a personalized quote!


We are licensed, bonded, and insured general contractors committed to providing eco-friendly and cost effective home solutions for Florida residents.




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