While some firms may require their clients to be in an agreement with them before they provide consultation, most of the other firms do them before and will just try to entice the client by how they present the options available.
So, to help you prepare, we are going to give you crucial questions that you should ask in order to determine whether to hire a certain firm or not.
Who Owns the Equipment?
In order to use an alternative energy source to power up an area, one would need to install several pieces of equipment and connect it to where it should be connected. Now, the question would circle around whether the firm has the right to take away that equipment or has already passed the partnership to you.
This is an option that you can choose, leasing the equipment would seem like cheaper especially if you are only using it for a short period of time. However, if you want it to be your source for a longer period, we recommend that you purchase the equipment instead.
Up to What Point will the Firm be Involved?
Another important question that needs to be answered is regarding the involvement of the company in setting-up the energy source. There are companies that will tell you what needs to be done but don’t really elaborate on whether it is included in the package that they are paying for.
Sometimes, additional charges are made just because a firm performed a task that a client approved of doing so but failed to disclose that it is not part of what they have initially paid for.
What are their Warranty Policies?
Problems with the equipment will arise whether it be caused by external force or a glitch in the manufacturing process of the equipment. In order to ensure that everything will be addressed as soon as it arises, you need to know what the coverage of their policy is, up to what extent would be acceptable as part of the warranty service.
How Would their Design Policies Affect You?
It is imperative that you let the firm elaborate on their policies. There will be several options that are going to be available for you and you have to make sure that you understand each of them so that you will be able to make a rational decision.
However, if you are having trouble understanding everything, you can tell them directly what it is that you want to achieve and let them walk you through it.
Shifting towards the usage of alternative sources of energy might need some time getting used to, but it will surely go a long way. You may think that it will be a waste of money because of the amount you are going to spend on it but believe me, the savings that you are going to have in the future will compensate for all of your troubles.