What Certifications Matter When Choosing a Home Performance Company?

If you have never had to hire a home performance contractor to help improve the comfort and efficiency of your home, it can be confusing and frustrating to sift through the home performance companies and insulation contractors here in  central new york . What should you look out for, and how can you make the right decision when it comes to improving your home?

Here are a few things to look for that will ensure the company you choose is qualified to provide the services you need and that they have the experience and knowledge to do the job right.

What to Look for in a Home Performance Company

There is no silver bullet that will guarantee your chosen contractor will meet your energy goals and comfort needs without a hitch. However, there are some things to look for that will help slim down your chances of getting burned. 

  • Experience: How long has the company been in business? Are they established in your town, and do they have a proven track record of providing the services you need?
  • Reputation: Check the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau and read reviews to see what other homeowners have said about working with them. 
  • Guarantee: Does the company offer any kind of guarantee for their work? What is the process after the work is complete?

If you have whittled it down to just a few choices and are looking to make the final decision, here are some additional tips to help you make the right choice for your home:

  • Get estimates from all companies. 
  • Ask about financing options.
  • Make sure the company is licensed and insured.
  • Get everything in writing, including the scope of work, the cost, and the warranty.

Important Home Performance Certifications in New York

BPI Certification

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) is a non-profit organization that provides training and certification to home performance contractors. Energy Savers has met the rigorous standards set by BPI, which includes a comprehensive knowledge of home energy efficiency, as well as the ability to assess and improve a home’s energy performance.

NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Contractor

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) offers a program called Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. This program helps homeowners improve the energy efficiency of their homes by providing assessments,  rebates, and financing for home performance services. NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Contractors are vetted and qualified to help you take advantage of this program.

Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit organization that provides information about businesses to consumers. The BBB may not be New York-specific, but a BBB A+ rating means that the company has a good reputation and that it has been in business for at least five years. 

Third-Party Reviews

Checking for active and authentic reviews of the chosen home performance contractor or insulation company can provide valuable first-hand accounts. 

Call Energy Savers 

Energy Savers is a locally owned, licensed and insured Home Performance Contractor. Our sole focus is to improve the quality and comfort of your home. Energy Savers also has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating on Google based on nearly 100 reviews, we are a NYSERDA Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractor, we are BPI Certified, and we have an A+ rating with the BBB. 

We improve the safety, comfort, energy efficiency, and health of homes throughout Onondaga, Oswego, Oneida, Cortland, Cayuga & Broome Counties. If you are interested in improving the overall comfort, efficiency, and health of your Central New York home, we hope you will consider giving Energy Savers a call to learn how we can help you accomplish your home improvement goals. 

Ready to improve your home? Call Energy Savers at (315) 437-3008 or contact us online.

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