When people build or buy a home, they want to believe that they won’t run into any home performance issues for a long time. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Even new homes can suffer from problems, whether they relate to home comfort, energy efficiency or anything in between. Many California homeowners attempt to save money by taking things into their own hands, but the fact remains that some jobs must be performed by a trained professional—you need to have a BPI (Building Performance Institute) certified contractor on your side.
Choosing a contractor can be a challenge, and there are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration. Perhaps most important, however, is that the person you decide to work with on a home energy audit is BPI certified.
What is BPI Certification?
The Building Performance Institute sets nationally recognized standards for home performance contracting. Individuals who obtain BPI certification are trained to meet even the most difficult problems encountered in the industry head-on and with accurate solutions. Becoming certified means passing both written and field examinations and meeting stringent guidelines, covering topics including mold, ice dams, indoor air quality (IAQ), HVAC systems and more. If a contractor is BPI certified, you can rest assured that he or she has the knowledge and experience it takes to approach your energy audit.
The Benefits of Working with Pacific Sun Technologies, a BPI Certified Contractor
One of the biggest concerns faced by homeowners in choosing a new contractor to work with is whether or not they’ll end up doing the job right. There are few signposts for quality that can be reviewed ahead of time, but BPI certification is one of them. Working with a BPI contractor means having up-front confidence that they’ll do everything it takes to enhance home performance and diagnose any issues that may be plaguing your home with ease. With contractors who lack BPI certification, how can you truly know what you’re getting into?
The Building Performance Institute has set rigid national standards for a reason—they foster forward movement in the home performance industry. By working with a contractor who has been trained on these standards and holds a deep understanding of energy efficiency, you can expect a smooth experience and a working relationship that lasts for years to come. We’re proud to have BPI certified professionals on our team!