Hire a Contractor
A geothermal installation requires the skill and experience of a certified contractor. Find a certified contractor by contacting:
Use our Questions to Ask checklist when you talk to a contractor. Get two to four estimates/proposals to compare. Each estimate should include:
- cost of labour, equipment and materials (names, models, size, etc.);
- total cost, including taxes and permit fees;
- expected payment schedule;
- estimated work start and completion dates;
- a statement that the contractor carries liability insurance and Workers Compensation coverage;
- warranties or guarantees;
- what contractor cleanup during the work and on completion;
- homeowner vs. contractor responsibilities;
- a statement that the contractor will instruct the homeowner on the operation and maintenance of any equipment, and provide any required operation manuals.
When you hire a contractor, ask for a written contract. Before you sign:
- Read carefully to make sure all details in the estimate have been included.
- Review all terms and conditions and the fine print.
- You and the contractor must initial any changes to the work or standard conditions on the contract.
Do not sign an incomplete contract and do not make a "verbal" agreement. A contract helps resolve disputes if the work is unsatisfactory.
Manitoba Hydro does not inspect or warranty any heat pump make/model or installation, and will not mediate disputes between the contractor and homeowner. Manitoba Hydro does not endorse any particular brand of heat pump or any particular heat pump installer.