Cold calling by solar panel companies
We’ve recently heard about solar panel installers ‘cold calling’ locally, by phone and on the door-step.
We are wary of cold callers, and of any sales people who put pressure on residents to sign up or pay anything on the day. Solar panels can be a great investment, but first you need to make sure its the right thing for you and for your home. The best way to do that is to get independent advice, and then if you decide to go ahead, to get 3 quotes from Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified installers.
We’d suggest calling Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282 for free and impartial advice on home renewables. They can even come to your home to check its suitability for solar or other renewables, talk you through the likely costs, funding options and financial incentives.
If you do decide to go ahead with renewables for your home, have a look at the Energy Saving Trust’s Installer Finder tool – it helps you find local installers and has customer reviews to help you choose. Remember to always get 3 quotes!|