I'll start out by saying that a five star review for our install doesn't even begin to cover how great our install process was. I was given Mike Hopper's number from a friend at work who highly recommend Ecohouse for us in early March 2022. I called Mike right away and he was able to drive 45 miles to my house that same afternoon to take a look at everything and go over our options. He looked at and took pictures of our roof, electric panel, meter, and generator. I told him we were looking for a system with 100% offset. He got back with a recommended system for us within a couple of days and we moved forward from there. He has been with us since the beginning to answer questions and make sure things were going well for us throughout this process.
Our system was installed and up and running on May 24th 2022. The install process took two days. The crew that showed up to do the install was just absolutely phenomenal. They took their time measuring where everything would go and ended needing to move a couple of panels based on changes I had mentioned with wanting to keep a walkway up to our chimney. They were able to make the changes and the final install looks great. They took extra time to make sure all of the panels lined up perfectly and even had to go back to move three panels over on the bottom row to the right about 3/4 of an inch.
The guy installing all of the boxes to tie into the existing grid did a beautiful job. He took his time to bend all of the conduit perfectly and it blends in with the house like it had been there all along.
In the end everyone was super great to work with. Mike, Patrick, RJ, Lance, Dan, and Toby keep up the great work and thanks for the beautiful install!
Ecohouse made it easy to get exactly what I wanted and took the time to explain the entire process from the initial phone call to the final sign off from the power company. The install team was awesome and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out, both aesthetically and performance-wise. There was a slight issue with the combiner box after installation but the Ecohouse team went above and beyond to ensure the system was operating as designed. I encourage anyone who is on the fence with going solar to call this company.
The whole crew at Ecohouse are one of the most professional contractors I have encountered. They kept us informed every step of the way, when they came out to install, very friendly / courteous bunch of guys. The guy that did the actual wiring - oh my gosh, he knew everything inside and out on what he was doing. Most credit to Mike Hopper as he was here every day of the install, answered whatever questions we had, made suggestions etc. Great overall experience!
Ecohouse installed my 8.1KW system in September 2022. I worked with Matt Perkins as my sales consultant. Matt did a really great job of explaining many things as I had tons of questions. The entire team made the installation go smooth with a very professional installation from start to finish. My first full months AEP billing for November, after AEP finally got the smartmeter working correctly, was amazing. I went into December with a 200KWH credit! I did check 3 other companies before choosing Ecohouse. I'm so glad I chose Ecohouse! They did exactly what they promised.
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