Normally, it’s because you have the right roof or your area holds a good chance to save with solar through the current available programs. With “Door Knockers”, it’s hard to trust right off the bat because we don’t know them, but at the same time, sometimes without them, we wouldn’t be aware of products and services that do exist that we do need or use.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of sketchy characters knocking doors for solar. Like many industries, there are always those characters who only care about money and will say anything to get it. Below are a few red flags to watch for.
Pushy - Aggressive or pushy. If they are pushy and make you feel comfortable, close the door. Of course, in some instances we need to be pushed a little bit. However, if someone is pushing too hard or being rude, it’s time to close the door.
A professional solar door knocker will be easy going and patient. They won’t push you over the edge, lie or be rude making you feel uncomfortable. They will be able to communicate that they know their stuff and really want to help.
False Promise - If they claim they can save you money without knowing anything about you. There is a process to see if your home or business can save money with solar. There is data needed in order to determine if it’s possible.
Fake - If they try to position themselves as your utility company. If they are claiming to be with the utility company, make sure it’s actually the utility company. Is there a badge, apparel or do they have a marked vehicle. If you are concerned, request their supervisors' information. Another option is to ask them for their email. If it’s not the utility company email, then they are not with the utility company.
Others may try to get you to perceive they are with a “green initiative” or “clean energy initiative”. It’s all word play or manipulation to get you to let them in.
Be aware and cautious with these type of sales people.