What Does It Mean to Be HPCN Certified?

The Home Performance Contractor Network, or HPCN, is a certification program that represents contractors specializing in improving the energy efficiency, comfort, and overall performance of residential homes.

So what does that mean? By being HPCN certified, West Temp has met certain standards and requirements related to home performance improvement.

Here’s how the HPCN puts it: “The Home Performance Contractor Network (HPCN) is a database of retrofit contractors in British Columbia (BC) that meet specified trade designation and training qualifications and are subject to ongoing review and quality assurance checks.” (source)

Why Should You Look for HPCN Certification?

Today, we have first-hand experience seeing how energy efficiency and home comfort have become top concerns for homeowners.

One way to address these concerns is by hiring an HPCN certified contractor like West Temp. Certification through the Home Performance Contractor Network signifies a commitment to improving residential energy efficiency, comfort, and overall home performance.

Below we’ll explore the significance of West Temp Heating & Cooling being HPCN certified, and why homeowners should consider this credential when seeking home performance improvements. 

Key Components to HPCN Certification

To begin, let’s dive into what it means for a contractor like West Temp to be HPCN certified. The key components of HPCN certification include quality, expertise, and a commitment to improving home performance.

Meeting Quality Standards

HPCN certified contractors must meet specific quality and performance standards. These standards cover various aspects of home performance, from insulation and air sealing to HVAC system efficiency.

Specialized Training and Expertise

Contractors like West Temp undergo specialized training to become proficient in diagnosing energy efficiency issues, recommending solutions, and effectively implementing them. 

Comprehensive Home Assessments

HPCN certified contractors conduct thorough home assessments to identify areas where energy is being wasted and where improvements can be made. This includes assessments of insulation, air leakage, heating and cooling systems, and more.

How HPCN Certification Helps Our Customers

West Temp offers a range of services aimed at enhancing home performance. Here are the top three ways our HPCN certification helps you and your home.

With Expert Guidance

West Temp can replace or optimize HVAC systems and installing energy-efficient appliances. These improvements are designed to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills.

Why does this matter? Through our additional training and commitment to energy efficiency, we’re in a unique position to help guide our customers to making smart choices when it comes to heating and cooling their home.

By Improving Comfort

Beyond energy savings, West Temp’s expertise in home performance improvements leads to increased comfort within your home.

Why does this matter? When you prioritize an efficient heating and cooling system, you’ll not only enjoy cost savings, but you’ll enjoy a more consistent and comfortable indoor environment.

Through Rebate Eligibility

West Temp understands the intricacies of rebate requirements, and can guide our customers through the process to maximize your benefits. Our accreditation means we adhere to a strict code of conduct and have met the specific trade designations and training standards.

Why does this matter? Our certification ensures that you, as our customer, are eligible for a range of rebates and incentives provided by utilities and government programs.

Benefits for Homeowners

Now, let’s discuss why it’s crucial for homeowners to consider HPCN certification when hiring a contractor like West Temp.

Quality Assurance

Homeowners can be confident that West Temp meets recognized standards for home performance improvements. This means the work will be of high quality and effective.

Energy Savings

West Temp’s services can make your home more energy-efficient, resulting in significant long-term savings on utility bills. This financial benefit is a substantial advantage for homeowners.

Comfort and Well-Being

Home performance improvements enhance the comfort and well-being of your family. Drafts are eliminated, and temperatures become more consistent, creating a more enjoyable living environment.

Environmental Benefits

If you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll appreciate that an energy-efficient home has a reduced carbon footprint. With West Temp’s assistance, you can reduce your home’s impact on the environment.


West Temp’s HPCN certification indicates specialized training and expertise, resulting in more effective and long-lasting solutions for your home. You can trust that they have the knowledge and skills needed to improve your home’s performance.

Find an HPCN Certified Contractor

To find a contractor in your area that is HPCN Certified, visit the website of the Home Performance Stakeholder Council (HPSC) at homeperformance.ca.

The HPSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the expansion of the home performance industry in British Columbia. Their goal is to enhance the availability and popularity of skilled home performance service providers by facilitating market growth, fostering professional development, and ensuring high-quality workmanship.

Of course, if you are looking for an HPCN certified contractor in Nanaimo, you’ve already found one! West Temp offers free, no-obligation quotes – book yours today!

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