Warning: Free Energy Audit Calls

July 30, 2014

Thank you to consumers who have contacted BBB about receiving unsolicited "energy audit" calls.

Consumers report receiving calls from both 407 and 863 area codes. The telemarketers are rude and unwilling to answer basic questions. (The initial calls are often made by a third party marketer. Their job is to set appointments.)

"Energy Audits" and "Energy Savings pilot program" are often terms used to mask a high pressure, whole home solar energy system sales presentation. Tax benefits, rebates and "free" power are often used to entice consumers. The systems are often high priced and the savings are generally not realized for many years.

BBB reminds consumers to think twice before allowing anyone into your home. Be aware that these "energy specialists" may demand a decision on the spot. As always, BBB encourages consumers to ask questions. Take your time. Do your homework. Ask for something in writing before you sign a contract or agreement.

More questions? Call us. 800-275-6614 or 407-621-3300