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EcoSmart Home Services provides comprehensive energy solutions to residential clients looking to maximize savings while utilizing clean, renewable energy. Between solar, roof, and insulation solutions, EcoSmart has helped clients save money while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint. 

Each client that decides to utilize EcoSmart Home Services can rest assured that every avenue for energy savings and maximum production will be explored and relayed to the customer. EcoSmart energy professionals are highly skilled in identifying potential upgrades that ultimately lead to added savings. 

The energy professionals at EcoSmart are trained and certified with a number of organizations and groups. These partnerships allow EcoSmart to provide a more professional and resourceful solar solution to its clients. EcoSmart has been recognized by or is part of the following organizations:

  • EverSource
  • UI
  • CNG
  • SCG
  • Building Performance Institute Inc
  • Energize Connecticut
  • International Code Council
  • Lead-Safe EPA Certified Firm
  • U.S. Green Building Council 

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The Good

  • Solar Panel Options
  • Roof Type Installs
  • Home Energy Audit
  • Roofing and Insulation Services

Solar Panel Options

The partnerships solar installation companies make with tier-1 solar manufacturers say a lot about the service. Typically, tier-1 manufacturers will solely deal with installers that can be trusted, are reliable, and offer a high quality service. Most solar installation companies will partner with one, maybe two, solar panel producers. EcoSmart Home Services goes above and beyond in this area to provide its clients with a number of solar panel options to choose from, including the following: 

  • REC
  • LG
  • Solaria
  • Silfab Solar
  • Hanwha

Depending on what a client is looking for, EcoSmart Home Services will have the ideal solution when it comes to selecting the perfect solar panel. 

Roof Type Installs

The type of material a roof is made out of can defer a number of solar installation companies. Some roof types are difficult to work with, so competitors within the industry may turn down certain projects if they are uncomfortable with the make and design or a roof. That is not the case with EcoSmart Home Services. The professional installation team at EcoSmart can install solar on the following different types of roofs:

  • Asphalt shingle
  • Standing seam metal roofs
  • Corrugated metal
  • Faux slate
  • Flat roofs
  • Rubber membrane
  • Tile

It should also be noted that in addition to offering traditional roof mounted installation, EcoSmart will also provide ground mounted installations where it makes more sense and will result in efficient energy production. 

Home Energy Audit

Many solar companies will claim to offer home energy audits as part of their services. These end up typically being solar consultations and more of a sales pitch than anything. That is not the case with EcoSmart Home Services.

For $149, homeowners will receive a complete assessment of the entire property noting money saving upgrades that will increase the efficiency of the house. EcoSmart Home Services can provide upgrades or improvements suggested in the home energy audit without involving any third-party operation. 

Roofing and Insulation Services 

Not all roofs are prepped and ready for a solar system to be installed. Since solar systems are designed to operate for 25–30 years, it is essentiall that the roof is in good enough shape to handle this lifespan. EcoSmart Home Services can provide repair and replacement services to clients even if they decide not to have a solar system installed. 

Additionally, EcoSmart professionals will handle insulation needs, especially if noted in the home energy audit. The benefits of home insulation include decreased monthly utility costs, increased performance of the home’s HVAC system, and better air quality. While some solar installation companies offer roofing services, few also offer insulation solutions to improve the home’s overall function. 

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The Bad

  • Independent Financing
  • Limited Service Area

Independent Financing

Having a solar system installed can cost thousands of dollars. While purchasing a solar system outright is the most fiscally responsible in terms of return on investment, it is not feasible for many homeowners looking to utilize renewable energy sources. As a result, most solar installation companies offer a number of alternative financing solutions including solar loans, leases, and power purchase agreements.

Clients that utilize EcoSmart Home Services will have to independently seek out financing options as these alternatives are heavily discouraged by EcoSmart. Instead EcoSmart tries to help clients utilize rebates, tax incentives, and other discounts instead of opting out for alternative financing.

Unfortunately for some interested solar clients, even these programs are not enough and solar financing is needed. With EcoSmart, these clients will have to independently reach out to Connecticut Green Bank for help. 

Limited Service Area

Most full service energy and solar providers offer a local service, meaning these companies typically service one state or a select few cities or counties within a state. Through partnership or dealership structures, some of these full scale solar providers have found ways to expand service areas to include multiple states or regions throughout the country.

However, EcoSmart Home Services remains committed to providing its services in the state of Connecticut alone. It should also be noted that in addition to maintaining a strict service area, EcoSmart only services residential customers. Most solar companies also offer commercial solutions, but EcoSmart Home Services does not. 

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The Bottom Line

EcoSmart Home Services provides comprehensive solar education, sales, and installation services to residential clients in the Northeast. With partnerships with a number of solar panel manufacturers, EcoSmart provides clients with a wide variety of panel options to choose from.

Additionally, the EcoSmart technicians are trained and qualified to install solar systems on a number of varying roof types and makes. Interested clients can take advantage of the professional home energy audit services EcoSmart provides. Lastly, EcoSmart has expanded its services to also include roofing repair and replacement services as well as insulation solutions to bolster energy conservation efforts. 

There are a number of reasons prospective solar clients should consider EcoSmart for installation services, but there are limitations to be aware of as well. Those in need of financing may want to consider another service as EcoSmart pushes clients into utilizing rebates, tax incentives, and net metering to finance their solar system instead of using alternative financing options. The service area of EcoSmart is restricted to residential homeowners within the state of Connecticut. 

Clients looking to maximize their return on investment when it comes to solar energy will likely benefit from what EcoSmart has to offer. Those in need of financing assistance, however, should consider other providers. 

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