Written on: 27/06/2012
The first company suggested were just stupidly expensive and also sold windows. 2hours of salesman rubbish!
By the time the second company were here I had done a lot of internet research and talked to neighbours with solar systems in place.
The second company were so good at explaining how the system works and what you need to get the best out of it and so very much more. More than 2.5 hours, but well worth while. Good price but they did not bother to get back to me. Their loss and my gain. However I was convinced that I would have a great tax free,inflation linked investment. More than can be said for my shares portfolio!
Now that I knew what I needed in come the third company. I was in the position to make an educated decision and be in control of asking the serious questions. They were able to answer them all after some major research! Also provide the extra specifications I required. To top it all they were also a roofing company so were able to do additional work on the front roof which I had been putting off for years! And the price was the best so far.
I also got a couple of local companies in for comparisons on spec and price. Just did not come up to expectations.
You have to put a lot of hours into getting the best system at the right price. I chose Absolute Solar and Wind. Not a local company, but the system was up and running in 3 weeks! Everything went like clockwork, and from the survey's to the scaffolders, the solar panel insulation and my roof repairs I had an amazing service, polite, quiet and professional. Also talked me through the paper work for the tariff. Phoned me, e-mailed just to check I was doing OK with the works.
Eco experts seem to offer you options which are wide apart. That's great cause you realize your options and are in control. I realized it does not matter if it is not a local company. If the company can supply the best deal at the best price that is what matters. Eco experts really opened my eyes and helped to make an educated decision.