Horan and Bird Electrical

Horan and Bird Electrical Reviews

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Horan & Bird consists of electricians, electrical engineers, consultants and solar power experts. We provide everyday energy solutions and specialise in solar installations, energy storage, lighting and demand management solutions. Horan and Bird are Gold Master Electricians and Approved Solar Retailer’s with the Clean Energy Council. Horan & Bird first started in 2003 and has installed more than 25,000 solar systems nationally.

The Horan & Bird team is laser focused about the future of renewable energy and continuing to push forward with the goal of giving Australians more control of their energy needs.

Horan & Bird are five-time winners of Master Electricians of the Year and five-time winners of Master Electrician’s Solar Installers of the Year. The company were proud winners of the Australian Small Business of the Year 2012, and later, won the 2014 Regional Employer of the Year.

Reviewers report paying: $7,000 - $9,600 for depending on hardware choice and installation difficulty ( how is this calculated? )

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Horan and Bird Electrical Reviews (42)

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4.2/5

Value for money

4.3/5

Quality of System

4.5/5

Installation

4.2/5

Customer Service

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  • 3 star 7
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Very professional and prompt install

The sales/quotation was very good and listened to my budget needs, making the choice easy. Everything went smooth and area was left in a tidy manner. After the install, I wanted a few things altered. They had the team down the next day to alter the systems to my needs.
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Good Service and reliable in attending for any problems that may arise

Obtained other quotes but decided on Horan and Bird on better value
Installing the system went well, No rubbish left behind and the inverter set to its standard and explained on the details of the inverter.

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5
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Amazing service

Can't praise Horan and Bird enough, the whole process from quotes through to installation was impressive
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Awesome and professional Service

Thank You all for your friendly and professional service. Will definitely recommend it to my family and friends.
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Great Company - Range of Energy Solutions

Professional Installation backed by the best quality products and warranties in the Industry. We have now installed 3 solar systems through Horan & Bird Energy. We highly recommend this Company because we know they will be there to service our 25 Year Warranty periods. Horan & Bird offer a range of Energy Solutions from Solar to battery to retail energy rates, so for us it was a one stop shop
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Reputable and honest - no fly by nighter!

Excellent customer service and industry knowledge. Very reputable as have been in business for 10+ years so we knew our warranty would be honored for the full duration. Communication was great and we were kept up to date the whole time. Highly recommend.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Easy Install, Fantastic Service, Amazing Product

Could not recommend Horan and Bird enough. The sales and quoting process was so much easier then I thought it would be. The staff were super helpful when explaining the system and what it would do for my house. Nothing was ever too much for the team, they went above and beyond. Their products are quality and this is shown by my power bills after installation. Installation was super easy and quick.
Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Good local company.

Very smooth from quote to installation. Good communication, arrived on time, well presented and polite. Cleaned up very well afterwards and explained the system clearly.
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Absolute worst experience I have had with with any company anywhere ever.

Horan & Bird installed solar on my roof in February 2020. They caused substantial damage (gouges, swarf rust, left whole panels unscrewed), didn't respond to any emails for six months when I reported it. I called them out on Facebook leading to them sending an inspector who agreed they were entirely at fault but did *nothing* about it until April 2021.

Note: I had already tried emailing and phoning numerous times before resorting to Facebook. It's now August 2021 and they still haven't completed the final inspection. I have never witnessed such complete incompetence or disregard for the customer in all my life.
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Very Happy

Very Happy with our decision and hoping to achieve the savings suggested
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Amazing company

Sales Consultant was very efficient and thorough.
Installation was very neat and quick.
Customer service overall has been impeccable.
Horan and Bird run the specialised energy service division for Origin Energy! They have a ton of experience and only use local contractors that are master electricians and have been trained by Origin. I don't think you'll get a better quality install going elsewhere.

Panel rating: 5/5
Inverter rating: 5/5
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Helpful and friendly

The staff of Horan and Bird are helpful and friendly. The installation was quick to occur after acceptance.
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Install is being done on the 25th Jul. The reps who came from each company were very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. There was no high pressure sales and also little difference with costs between each company. The products were slightly different, but all great quality. The system from Lumax was slightly more expensive but thet were using LG panels. It was certainly worth contacting you for the assistance in obtaining quotes. Thanks so much
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I decided going with a local business is better for our economy. I did a lot of research and Horan & Bird came up with the right package to suit our needs. Everything went well, from the first phone call to the installation. Our install team are a credit to the company, thank you Shamus.
Keep up the good work.
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Unbelievable wait for Ergon to change meter and activate system.
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I chose Horan and Bird, over several other companies due to Quality of Service, and being local.
My experiences with some of the others were varied, from having a rep come out, spent 90minutes with us and wanted to give us the hard sell, and sign straight up to just plenty of no shows.
Horan and Bird came and Quoted the job, and followed up little later.
There was no high pressure sales, and ultimately the job was given to them upon paying a deposit.
The job was completed with in a day, and we also had 2 in error air conditioners installed at the same time.
I could not fault the service from Horan and Bird, and recommend them thoroughly.
We ultimately bought a 6Kw system, with ABB inverter and it's been great!!
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Original Review on 25-12-2014:

Chose this local Townsville company because it is a very well respected business. Their quote was not the cheapest of the 6 that I got but it was middle of the range and I got the $2200 rebate. Also managed to score a solar hot water system meter in the deal. Horan and Bird are here in Townsville for all follow up service. I think you should add them to your list of Townsville solar suppliers. Original ratings

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5

Value for money: 5/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 4/5

8 months later we asked Jill: "Are you happy with the performance of your system so far?"

I can't rate the performance of the Inverter or the Panels because I have nothing to compare them with. I am happy with the performance and my power bills show that my solar system is definitely working. Having solar installed was the best decision I have made because of all the continuing rising energy costs which will keep rising. One tip for getting the best results from your solar system - keep the panels as dust free as possible by hosing them off every couple of months. If you can afford to have a solar system installed, don't hold off - get it now.
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From the 1/2 to the 1/8 it has produced 3548KW. I have exported 1695 KW and used from the grid 2749.
At 30c a KW that makes my bill $824 less feed-in a 8c a KW $135 = $688.
Compared with without solar (2749+(3548-1695))*.3 = $1380
For 3 months that works out to $344 with and $690 without.
My hot water is on a timer, from 10:00 to 14:00.
I also work during the day, otherwise the savings might have been better.
I only regret that I did not get in earlier when it was 44c a KW.
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Original Review on 28-03-2012:

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Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5

Value for money: 4/5
Quality of System: 4/5
Installation: 4/5
Customer Service: 3/5

26 months later we asked Marie: "Are you happy with the performance of your system so far?"

Yes, I haven't had to pay for my power since having it installed
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Our panels are due to be installed on 8th May. I hope the system we are getting (SMA inverter/Trina panels) is as good as my checking out has led me to believe and I'm happy with the price, having talked to others with similar sized systems. Time will tell. The only thing I am concerned about is the temperatures that we have here during the summer - up to 40 degrees. From what I've read, panels aren't happy over about 25-26 degrees and lose their efficiency quite badly over that temperature. Need to sus out what can be done to cool the panels during the hottest part of the day.
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We are waiting for Ergon to contact us before we can go ahead with installation.
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Original Review on 15-07-2011:

I WENT WITH THIS COMPANY BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO UPGRADE MY SWITCHBOARD, INSTALL THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND FIX SOME OTHER PROBLEMS ALL IN TWO DAYS Original ratings

Panel rating: 4/5
Inverter rating: 4/5

Value for money: 4/5
Quality of System: 5/5
Installation: 5/5
Customer Service: 4/5

14 months later we asked This person: "Are you happy with the performance of your system so far?"

YES
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Not one pearson told me to apply for a high kW first then if not suitable and if price was too high go for one that was in my price range.
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One local supplier, very rude. By comparison. Horan and Bird were fantastic.
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I opted for an SMA Inverter for the wireless monitoring capabilities and got 22 x 250W Suntech Panels.
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So far, with the sunny days we get just over 20 kW per day.
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Two (2) of the quotes were similar quality but $2k dearer, the other quote was cheaper but lower quality and less warranty than Horan and Bird. But thanks for the information anyway.
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After the forms have been completed & deposit taken service has not been that great as of yet. Hopefully, this will change now that we are getting ready to install.
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After about 3 months of reasearch & invaulable information from your web site, we decided on Horan & Bird, best value for money, easy to deal with, not pushy, & has an exceptional knowledge of the complete solar power system.

Thank you Finn.
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I certainly learned a lot about solar power, including the information you supplied - it is good and a great help. We will be looking at replacing our HW system fairly soon as well.
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I found your site to be very very helpful. even though we chose to go with another company (only due to the fact that they were a friend referall), I would definately rate your service very reliable and efficient. Thank you for all your help.
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This is a qualityTownsville firm who have considerable experience with solar power, & give a solid guarantee. Also their familes are respected Burdekin citizens.
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