Installing solar panels is a long-term investment for your home, and we at TruGreen Energy know how important it is for
you to work with a company that you can trust.
But with so many companies out there claiming to “do solar” – it’s no wonder folks are having a diﬃcult time deciding
on who to work with.
So how can you tell if that company or person really has the experience and expertise to do the job right?
Well, here are the top 10 questions we recommend you ask ANY solar installer.
1. ARE YOUR SYSTEMS DESIGNED BY ENGINEERS?
Shading, pitch, roof orientation, panel amount, DC/AC disconnect, meter location, electrical box location and more.
You 100% want an engineer trained in solar panel system design to determine all of these components. And each
system must be custom designed for the longevity, proper functioning and maximum eﬃciency of your system.
At TruGreen Energy, we collect photos of your roof with onsite visits and lean on our in-house engineers to create your
custom system design.
2. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN ON STAFF?
If they don’t, avoid them. In Saskatchewan, this is known as a red-seal trade – meaning that any electrical work done in your home needs to be supervised or completed by a journeyman electrician.
Some companies will only have a journeyman electrician show up for a quick inspection because it’s cheaper for them.
But you want a company where the journeyman electrician is involved in the entire installation process.
That’s why at TruGreen Energy we have journey electricians on staﬀ and involved in the entire process, so the job is
done right, and your family stays safe. For us, this is a non-negotiable.
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3. DO YOU INSTALL THE SYSTEM WITH IN-HOUSE ROOFING PROFESSIONALS?
There are 3 types of companies here.
They don’t use professional roofers in any way and can cause serious damage to your roof.
They subcontract work to other roofers with no experience in solar, which can also be dangerous for your home.
They have professional roofers on staﬀ involved with the entire installation process.
Avoid the ﬁrst two companies and focus on the third.
TruGreen Energy has rooﬁng professionals on staﬀ and we use the highest grade sealants and materials to protect your
4. ARE THE PANELS FROM A PREMIUM MANUFACTURER WITH A 25-YEAR WARRANTY?
Truth is, not all panels are created equal – so buyer beware.
At TruGreen, we use premium panels from the top manufacturers backed by 25-year or more warranties.
Fun fact: our panels can withstand large-sized hail (just in case you were wondering) and are built for almost anything
Saskatchewan weather can throw at them (including footballs during Rider season)!
5. ARE YOU A LOCAL COMPANY WHO CAN HELP ME IF THERE’S AN ISSUE?
If you have an issue with your system, the last thing you need is to call your installer for help, but they are out in eastern Canada or that one-man operation has vanished without a trace.
TruGreen is owned and operated out of Emerald Park (near Regina). We are the fastest growing solar company in the
province and have a great track record of serving Saskatchewan residents. We’re happy to have you visit our oﬃce and
meet our staﬀ!
We also share a portion of proﬁts with local charities and we’re not going anywhere, anytime soon.
6. CAN YOU SHOW ME HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE TO PAY OFF MY SYSTEM?
The solar provider must be able to show you the following:
– How long it will take to pay oﬀ my system (if ﬁnanced)
– The savings on your SaskPower bill
– Your estimated production and net-metering with SaskPower
If the company can’t do that, there’s a good chance there’s ﬂaws within their engineering process or they have no
experience in Saskatchewan.
We hope that this list of questions has provided you with valuable insight on how to make your smart decision even
better by ensuring things are done right the ﬁrst time with a company that you can trust.
Your TruGreen Energy Team