As an increasing number of homeowners and businesses move towards a more sustainable lifestyle, the desire for energy efficient, geothermal heating and cooling systems has been on the rise. As the demand increases, so do the number of contractors offering such systems. But how do you know which to choose? It can be a daunting task choosing a geothermal contractor if you don’t know what to look for, so here are a few tips to get you started.
Licensed & Accredited
The most basic qualification to seek out when beginning your search is a licensed contractor. These licenses come with a complete understanding of the local and state building codes, ensuring the work being done is not only compliant, but safe. Look for an IGSHPA (International Ground Source Heat Pump Association) Accredited Installer, which can be done through a simple database search on the IGSHPA Website. These contractors have completed various training classes to ensure the safety and reliability of their work. Chesapeake Geosystems is a qualified IGSHPA Accredited Installer with a highly trained staff to complete a seamless installation and address all issues that may arise.
Once you’ve found a licensed and accredited geothermal contractor, begin to look further into their level of expertise. You want someone who has not only been in the business for many years, but someone who you can trust to know the local terrain, which will ultimately help avoid environmental installation issues. Chesapeake Geosystems has over 25 years of experience in the industry and is considered a local Geothermal expert.
Next, check out which, if any, testing procedures the contractor implements during the installation process. You don’t want a geothermal contractor that is going to cut corners. Extensive testing at every phase of installation is critical to ensure the integrity of the geothermal heating and cooling system and in assuring customers of a hassle-free operation. Chesapeake Geosystems conducts testing every step of the way and considers no project complete until your system meets the highest of standards.
Geothermal heating and cooling systems can only thrive when properly set-up and installed. Take note of the geothermal contractor’s process from start to finish. Consider the level of detail in their proposal, the sizing estimates of the system they are recommending, and the project managers that will be executing the project. Having a superintendent available during the installation process allows for quick and efficient communication for both the client and the install team. Chesapeake Geosystems assigns a superintendent to all projects, big or small, and is always available for customer consultation should you have questions or concerns.
Choosing the right geothermal contractor is crucial to the success and efficiency of your geothermal heating and cooling system. Do your homework and make sure you’re choosing a contractor that is licensed and accredited, experienced, diligent in testing and executes a rigid installation process.
For a geothermal contractor that meets all the criteria, look no further than Chesapeake Geosystems located in Balti