If you’re on Empire Electric and have been thinking about solar then you have probably heard about the solar rebates Empire may be offering soon. For sure, solar is cool and while it does save money it is probably NOT the most cost effective energy efficiency measure you can take at your home or business. If you all you want to do is “go solar” and don’t care how cost effective is then at least make sure you understand it.
Before you pay a substantial amount of money for something that is going to dramatically effect the aesthetics of your property for many years to come here are few things to consider:
- Like a swimming pool it probably won’t increase the value of your house to anyone but you
- Financing or leasing masks the true financial impact of solar so you’re better off paying cash
- Consider the worth of a 20 year warranty from a 3 year old company
- Get several quotes
- Thoroughly vet your contractor
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OES has been helping southwest Missouri businesses reduce and manage their energy since 1992. Sometimes solar is a logical choice but only after other alternatives are thoroughly examined. We are likely the most established solar company in the Midwest and certainly in Missouri. We got here by offering top of the line products and being here to support our customers for years and even decades after the sale.
In the coming weeks and months there’s going to be a lot of activity in the region. Don’t let the lure of limited rebates and fast talking salespeople push you into a decision until you’ve done all your homework.