Whether you are needing an installer for a major insulation project, replacing your boiler or adding a renewable energy technology to your home it is essential to choose your installer carefully. This can save you money and you are less likely to have problems.
For renewable energy technologies only those approved under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme should be used. This is essential to enable you to receive relevant financial support. As a starting point or to check a potential installer is on the list you need to use the MCS Installer Search,
We recommend the following actions:-
- Obtain three quotes where possible
- Have a look at our case studies for the 2014 Green Open Homes weekend, Green Open Farms 2014 and Green Open Homes 2015 to find companies that have worked locally but note that fluctuations in government support policies have meant that many firms are no longer in business.
- Ask family and friends for recommendations
- Read the YouGen page Five tips for finding a reputable installer
The Renewable Energy Hub has a list giving a small number of “local reliable installers”. It can be searched by technology (including insulation) and location. The website also provides information as well as selling renewable energy equipment for new builds.
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