Our Easy Five-Step Turnkey Process
Step 1: Site Visit
Thermo Source’s audit team will visit your site to collect all the information needed to develop an energy savings proposal. We perform the following at our site visit:
- Count every light fixture and determine existing wattage
- Take hours of operation into consideration
- Discuss customer light level desires
- Request the last month’s electric bill to determine cost of energy
- Discuss customer’s budget, payback requirements and interest in financing
Step 2: Our Proposal
Following our site visit, Thermo Source inputs the gathered data into our custom software programs and develops a detailed proposal that specifically outlines what we will replace, the options to replace it with and the specifications of each option. We provide the total cost and also the annual utility, maintenance and escalation savings for each possibility. Return on investment and the utility, state and federal incentives available for each option are taken into consideration as well.
Step 3: Financing and Rebates
Many customers prefer to finance energy conservation projects because these programs can be structured in a fashion where the monthly energy and maintenance savings are greater than the monthly financing payment. This means that positive cash flow is generated each month and no upfront investment is required.
For those customers interested in financing, Thermo Source will develop a simple cash flow which details the benefits (annual utility savings; maintenance savings and local, state and federal incentives), costs (finance payments) and cash flow generated over a five- to 25-year period (depending on project). Upon acceptance of that cash flow, Thermo Source will work together with you to secure loans for the projects. For our Michigan-based clients, Thermo Source offers a 0% percent interest financing through Michigan Saves.
In addition, Thermo Source will submit all rebate applications on behalf of the client. We have completed thousands of applications and knows the best practices required to secure the largest rebate possible for our clients.
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Step 4: Installation
Let the transformation begin! Thermo Source’s implementation team will install the requested system. With over 12 years of experience, we have mastered the implementation process without disruption to our customers’ operations. As needed, Thermo Source will gladly work on weekends or overnight. We will ensure that our electricians conduct themselves in a professional manner, keep noise to a minimum, meet all code requirements, clean up after themselves and safely keep as many lights on as possible.
Step 5: On-Going Support
Thermo Source provides a standard one-year labor warranty for all of our projects. In addition, we provide a direct pass-through for all manufacturer material warranties. Almost all of our LED suppliers provide a five-year warranty. This means that you will have no material costs for the next five years. However, we also offer a few product lines that extend warranties up to 10 years!
Thermo Source performs a tremendous amount of due diligence on the products we provide for our customers. Our top priorities are quality and longevity. We prides ourselves on installing equipment that reduces the time and money spent on repairing or replacing equipment. In the extremely rare circumstance that a product does fail, Thermo Source responds promptly to get everything back in working order as soon as possible.