Common Red Flags to Watch for When Choosing a Solar Company

March 21, 2020

If you’ve made the decision to implement a solar system at your home, your first step is going to be finding a contractor you can work with to get the job done. Of course, as is the case with any kind of contractor, you’re going to need to do your due diligence to make sure the company can be trusted.

There are a few red flags you’re going to want to watch out for when looking for Phoenix, AZ solar companies, especially now as solar energy systems have become so much more common throughout the state of Arizona. Here are just a few examples of some of the warning signs to look for:

  • An unnecessary level of pressure: You might feel as though you’re getting a good deal out of a “today only” sale, for example, but these sales usually occur more because the company wants to make money quickly without letting you take your time with your research. You should never feel pressured or rushed into making a purchase—you should go in armed with information. Companies that rely on these types of sales often have lower-quality products or poor reputations, or might be asking a price that was too high to begin with, meaning the “sale” actually isn’t that much of a savings opportunity for you. Never work with a company that pressures you into making a purchase decision.
  • Outdated products: You should always find solar panels that give you an output of at least 300W. Some high-quality panels will give you quite a bit more than that. If the company is still offering panels that deliver less than 300W, those are outdated products and you should avoid working with the company.
  • Bad warranties: You should analyze the warranty of all the panels you look at. There are generally going to be a couple different warranties associated with solar panels: a performance warranty and a product warranty. The latter is the one you’re going to want to pay special attention to—you’ll need to know the warranty start date and how that affects your protection with the product.
  • Price match policies: If a solar company has a policy in which it will beat or match the prices of any other contractor on the market, you should consider why the company is able to get away with this sort of deal. The contractor is likely cutting costs somewhere, and if you don’t know exactly where those costs are being cut, then that shouldn’t exactly give you a whole lot of confidence in their work.
  • Poor reviews or lack of information: If, during your online investigations of the contractor, you see that they either have a history of poor reviews (and more than just a few), or you find it impossible to find any information about them at all, these are some serious red flags you should take into account. There are plenty of solar contractors out there, so make sure you choose one with a clear history of good work.

For more information about what to look for in Phoenix, AZ solar companies, contact Aneva Solar today.

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