As solar becomes more popular, scams surrounding the booming industry have become more frequent. When it comes to going solar at your home or business, it’s important to make sure you’re dealing with an accredited solar contractor. Keep reading for tips that can help you avoid headaches and ensure you’re getting the reliable, honest service you deserve.
It’s easy to see if a company is accredited by doing a simple search on a search engine. If a company doesn’t have a website, ratings, or license numbers readily available, it should raise a few red flags.Try searching the Better Business Bureau for any licenses, complaints, or reviews. Read this blog for more tips and techniques to help you choose a credible and ethical solar contractor.
Rebates, Click Bait, and Other Misleading Claims
Some solar scams will advertise free panels, or promote rebates or tax credits that don’t exist. Click here to learn about the rebates and incentives that are available in Arizona. If an ad or company offers you something that isn’t on that list, be wary. Some ads or misleading “companies” are just out to get your personal information – clicking on these ads could risk exposing sensitive information, so be sure to do your research if the deal seems too good to be true. SunHarvest Solar always stays up-to-date on all rebates and credits available in the state, so if you have any questions, get in touch with us for answers!
Solar contracts are often done in person, and also require many signatures and steps before the actual payment information is disclosed. Avoid giving any payment information online or over the phone unless you absolutely know it’s a company you can trust. Do not disclose any vital personal information like your credit/debit card number, social security number or even housing information if you have any question of the legitimacy of the company. If you are dealing with an ethical and reliable company, they should have no issue with meeting you in person to discuss sensitive details like payment or other personal information.
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