Choosing a Good Contractor

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Choosing a Good Contractor

If your project goes much beyond replacing lights and a few appliances, you would probably benefit from using a home performance contractor.

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Resources

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy provides a list of factors to consider.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America offers recommendations for selecting a heating and cooling contractor and very detailed guidelines for quality installation of heating and cooling systems.

The Building Performance Institute provides advice on what to look for and maintains a searchable list of accredited contractors.

The ENERGY STAR program offers recommendations for finding a contractor.

Discussion Forum

Being an Informed (Energy-Efficient) Consumer

Carefully interview contractors who want to do your job. Make sure that the contractor knows what's important to you and what kinds of problems you might already be aware of…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

Your House as a System

Much as one is more than the sum of their arms, legs, heart, and brain, so too is a house more than the sum of its parts. Everything is connected in both "systems," and often in unexpected…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

Creating Successful Projects

Achieving high levels of energy efficiency during construction or remodeling of a home requires careful planning, attention to details, and skilled workmanship.In-the-know home performance…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Contractor

More and more traditional heating/air conditioning contractors, insulation contractors, and general contractors are being trained in the whole-house approach, so the only way to know if this is part…Continue

Started by Home Energy Saver Feb 18, 2013.

 

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