Switching to solar power for your home or business can be a very rewarding experience. But in all the excitement, it is important not to lose focus of certain aspects while making a decision. After all, it is a substantial investment and a long-term one.
While investing in a solar system for savings and environment benefits, it is essential that you protect yourself against any downside. This means investing in high-quality systems. It will not only help you save on your utility bills but also ensure peace of mind.
A Pearl certification is a global standard for high-performing solar homes. As a third-party endorsement, it is a standard for homes that guarantees the quality of your solar equipment.
When you switch to solar power by installing panels on your roof, a third-party organization like Pearl does the required checks to ensure that you receive value for money. Not just that, the certification increases the market value of your home.
Pearl is the only market-based firm approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to administer the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program for existing homes. Pearl has also been accepted into the National Association of REALTORS’® prestigious REACH Technology Accelerator.
Here is a quick round up of things that a Pearl-certified solar installer will ensure for your home:
1. A high-quality installation
The assurance of having a third-party expert visit your home and certify the contractor’s installation instills confidence. It makes sure that every piece of solar equipment is of best-in-class quality and is correctly installed. It distinguishes installers using reliable and compliant products and has acceptance in the market.
2. An energy-efficient system
A Pearl certification makes sure that your home, after solar installation, is optimized for energy efficiency. This is a critical factor in ensuring lower energy bills in the long run. With an energy-efficient solar system, you contribute to the environment and a sustainable future.
3. Increased marketability of your home
Homebuyers often look for a home beyond aesthetics. Savings on utility bills are an important consideration when making a home-buying decision. A recent report by Zillow stated that almost half of the homebuyers are seeking energy-efficient features while house hunting. A Pearl-certified energy-efficient home increases the sales price premium of your house by 5%, making the home more valuable.
4. Third-party documentation and certification
A third-party quality check, like Pearl, assures an unbiased, independent, and honest assessment of a solar installation. A detailed report acts as a proof of credibility and authenticity of your equipment. A Pearl-certified home indicates that your house has improved air circulation and that there’s more to your home than a shell of walls and wires.
Hence, when looking for a solar partner, it is prudent to take some time to do your due diligence and check for a Pearl-certified partner.
Choose GreenBrilliance for a Pearl-certified home
At GreenBrilliance, our goal is to help our clients invest in a solar system with peace of mind. Our partnership with Pearl Certification helps us do just that.