How did it get to be July so quickly?
This is certainly the most “summery” of the summer months. Spring is a distant memory, and autumn still seems a long way away.
That warm, bright sun also serves as a reminder of the benefits of residential solar panels – and so do the sky-high power bills that turn up every summer during peak air conditioning time.
At Precis we get a lot of calls during the summer asking about solar panel installation. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when consumers are more likely to receive calls from less scrupulous companies with solar offers that sound too good to be true – because they are.
This type of consumer fraud is a problem in this industry, one that has attracted the attention of the Federal Trade Commission.
Horror stories abound: one woman paid $10,000 to an alleged solar installer up front, and never received any panels. Another homeowner received his panels, but the company failed to hook them up to the grid for three months. There are cases that end up in court where companies show high quality panels to potential customers, then install cheaper, lower quality panels without the homeowner’s knowledge or consent.
The easiest way to avoid any of these costly calamities is to do a little homework. At Precis we want you to ask us questions and look into our customer reviews. We encourage you to find out how long we’ve been in business and how many successful solar panel installs we have completed. Any other reputable company will do the same.
We’re happy that the summer sunshine has you thinking about lowering your energy costs with residential solar panels. But it’s important to find a company you can trust to provide you with accurate and thorough information to choose the best solar panel, inverter and size of your system, while installing your array with quality and precision.
Precision – sounds a lot like Precis.