A lot of our clients ask us for tips on choosing a reliable and honest contractor, especially when it comes to a newer technology like geothermal or solar energy. Here are a few things to check for:
State licensing & certification
References & proof of past experience, especially with alternative energy jobs like geothermal
IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) Certified
NATE (North American Technician Excellence) Certified
Hire a Design/Build Contractor who takes responsibility for the entire jobs
Its also a good idea to check for reviews online for contractors by typing their name into Google. Reading consumer reviews from actual clients is a good way to find out if a certain contractor is a good fit for you. We have also included links to both NATE and IGSHPA above for more information on these organizations and the certifications they provide.
If you have more questions about choosing a contractor, or other things to look for, please feel free to call Dan at 720-876-7166 or email him directly at 720-876-7166.