Pearl Certification

Why Hiring a Pearl Contractor Is the Right Thing to Do

When something breaks in your Mount Vernon home, you want a contractor you know you can trust to do the best job possible.

Foss Heating & Cooling is your choice. As an elite Pearl contractor, Mount Vernon, WA, brings an added layer of value to every heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical job here in Washington.

Pearl only accepts contractors that have demonstrated exceptional quality, service, and business practices—and Foss Heating & Cooling is one of them. We install high-efficiency equipment that reduces your home’s carbon footprint and lowers energy costs.

Pearl is the only market-based firm in the country backed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), ENERGY STAR®, and the National Association of Realtors®. It is a trusted name for homeowners, sellers, and buyers.

Being a part of the Pearl network lets you know you are working with a contractor that always follows best practices and never takes shortcuts. We certify our work, adding market value to your home.

You want a healthy home that works efficiently while keeping your family safe and comfortable, whether it’s a scorching hot summer day or the middle of a blizzard. That’s why choosing a Pearl contractor makes sense.

Why Choose a Pearl Contractor?

Pearl Certification is a national firm that qualifies an elite network of professionals to provide independent third-party certification to high-performing homes with heating and cooling, solar, smart-home devices, resilient features, and much more.

What does that mean to you?

Pearl Certification means any improvements we make to your home are documented and certified. You enjoy lower operating costs because your home operates more efficiently—and you add value to your home when you are ready to sell it.

Homes with third-party certification sell for 4 percent higher nationally. That’s money in your pocket.


Pearl Helps You Save Money

When it fully rolls out in mid-2023 or 2024, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers homeowners across the country billions of dollars in incentives for high-efficiency upgrades. That includes thousands of dollars in rebates and tax credits for heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, and other equipment that meets ENERGY STAR® standards.

Foss Heating & Cooling provides you with independent, third-party certification to document any improvements you make to your home, helping you qualify for federal rebates and tax credits.

How Does Pearl Certification Work?

Pearl Certification is a scoring system to determine how well your home keeps you comfortable while saving energy. The more efficient a feature is in your home, the more points you earn. Here are some key areas to consider:

Heating and cooling equipment

Walls, windows, roof, insulation, and foundation

Plumbing equipment, water heaters, and fixtures

Electronics, wiring, and fixtures

Smart thermostats and other energy-management tools

High-quality installations score better because poor craftsmanship leads to improperly sized equipment, air leaks, rattling noises, and other issues.

Heat pumps and air conditioning units with high-efficiency SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) ratings score more points than older systems with lower efficiency ratings.

How well do your appliances interact with your local climate? A high-efficiency air conditioner in Arizona is worth more points than a high-efficiency furnace. In a cold-weather state like Vermont, it’s just the opposite.

Need a contractor you can trust? Go with a company that is part of the Pearl network.

How to Get Started

Schedule a free consultation with Foss Heating & Cooling to learn more about Pearl Certification and how we can add value to your Mount Vernon, WA, area home. Call us at 360-336-1517 or request service online today.