As solar installation experts for more than a decade, we’ve heard our share of horror stories from our customers. Apparently, some photovoltaic contractors don’t hold themselves to a high standard.
As a trusted industry leader, Intermountain Wind & Solar believes every professional solar contractor should be straightforward and honest. If you plan to install a PV panel system, look out for questionable sales practices.
Using High-Pressure Tactics
Every professional solar installer offers a special deal or promotion now and then. But if a contractor tells you that an offer is ending today — and you don’t see any evidence on their website to verify that statement — they’re probably trying to push you into a quick decision.
Employing Fast-Talking Salespeople
Finding a professional solar installer who’s enthusiastic about photovoltaic energy isn’t unusual. We’re pretty fired up about the topic ourselves. If, however, you meet with an installer who seems like a cheerleader yet doesn’t know much about PV power, you may be wise to find an installer represented by someone more knowledgeable.
Ignoring Simple, Money-Saving, Energy Efficiency Improvements
An ethical solar installer will point out easy and inexpensive things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient, as even small changes can make a big difference in your photovoltaic costs. You don’t have to make any changes to your home or daily activities if you prefer not to, but a good installer should at least advise you of your options.
Performing a Superficial Solar Energy Site Evaluation
You can do your own site assessment online with tools like Project Sunroof, Mapdwell and PVWatts. But a professional solar installer should do much more than that. Look twice at any solar installation contractor who doesn’t consider your roof and potential shading issues.
Selling No-Name Solar Components
Not all photovoltaic components are created equal, and industry experts know that brand-name PV equipment is more reliable and durable. No-name components are often poor quality and likely to degrade faster, so think twice about any solar installer who recommends them.
Tacking on Extra Solar Installation Charges
Some solar installers advertise low prices, then add extra fees later. They may say you have to pay more for photovoltaic installation on a certain type of roof, or they might try to charge you for travel expenses. Read every quote carefully to make sure it doesn’t contain any extra costs.
Intermountain Wind & Solar Has a Solid Reputation
With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a place in the top 25 photovoltaic installers in the country from SolarReviews, Intermountain Wind & Solar has a solid reputation for exceptional service at an affordable price. From start to finish, we make the process of installing a PV system smooth and easy. And since we know all the tricks to cutting costs on going solar, we can help maximize your savings.
Ready to start shopping for a solar installer? Intermountain Wind & Solar offers free, no-pressure consultations and estimates to homeowners and businesses throughout Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming and Nevada. For answers to all your questions and expert advice from a professional solar installer who really cares about your business, contact us today.