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Horan and Bird Electrical Reviews

Based on 25 reviews

  • 5 star 3
  • 4 star 16
  • 3 star 6
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Average Customer Review

  • Value
    4.17
  • System Quality
    4.33
  • Customer Service
    4.09
  • Installation
    4.44

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About Horan and Bird Electrical, Solar Installers

Horan and Bird Electrical was established in 2007, although its origins date back to 2003 when it was set up by John and Rosemarie Horan. The experts have more than 20 years' experience in the industry and have recruited a team of talented staff to provide renewable energy solutions.

The company has opened its own Renewable Energy Centre in Townsville, which has been designed to power the business and display a range of solar PV products.

Horan and Bird Electrical has won various awards over the years, including the Electrical and Communications Association's Bob Cooper Award in 2011.

Horan and Bird Electrical Solar Reviews

We follow up with all reviewers after 12 months to see how their system is going since it was installed. These are all the reviewers who have responded to our 1 year follow up:
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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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. Show additional information
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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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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. Show additional information
We are waiting for Ergon to contact us before we can go ahead with installation. Show additional information
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. Show additional information
One local supplier, very rude. By comparison. Horan and Bird were fantastic. Show additional information
I opted for an SMA Inverter for the wireless monitoring capabilities and got 22 x 250W Suntech Panels. Show additional information
So far, with the sunny days we get just over 20 kW per day. Show additional information
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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. Show additional information
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. Show additional information
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 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 Show additional information
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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. Show additional information
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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. Show additional information
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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. Show additional information