There are many benefits to an energy efficient home, Lower utility bills, more comfort, better air quality, an increase to your investment, improved resale value are just a few. There is one additional benefit - the impact on our environment. An energy efficient home reduces its footprint in our world. The improvements you see in your home have a rippling effect into your community, your state, our country and quite possibly our world.
Scientific Diagnostic Testing
The latest in diagnostic tools and software are used to lead homeowners, home buyers, and builders directly to any problem areas within the building. The equipment allows our professionals to not only identify but also clearly demonstrate the issues.
Throughout the diagnostic testing, our energy professional will gather information and produce a report including characterizations of your home and actions you can take to reduce your home's energy use while increasing comfort of the living space.
Blower Door Testing
The industry's workhorse. In simple terms, this diagnostic test identifies air leakage in a home or building. It simulates a 20 mile an hour wind blowing on the home, demonstrating where air can enter. Our certified professional can confirm or discover paths of least resistance and areas that can be addressed through energy efficient upgrades.
Duct Leakage Test
This is the brother of the blower door. While pressure is being applied by the blower door, a Duct Blaster is used to directly pressure test the duct system for air leaks. Why does this matter? Studies indicate that duct leakage can account for as much as 25% of a total house energy loss. It is this leakage that is responsible for many comfort complaints from homeowners.
Here are a few more things leaky ducts can cause:
Inefficiency - Your HVAC system can't do its job resulting in hot/cold rooms
Comfort - Humidity problems causing your home to feel muggy
Safety - Air quality issues by pulling pollutants and irritants directly into the home (from unconditioned places like the attic, cellar or garage).
Infared (IR) Camera Testing
IR testing in conjunction with the Blower Door test helps identify exact leakage locations. Infared testing has quickly become a valued tool in identifying problems related to energy loss, water infiltration, and inefficient HVAC systems. The camera identifies patterns of heat loss that are invisible to the naked eye. By being able to see into this invisible spectrum of light, thermal imaging can help detect temperature differences to see air leaks, find areas of inadequate insulation and even inspect water leaks. This thermal image puts a visual representation of problems that are often hard to see with the naked eye.
Zonal Pressure Test
The zonal pressure test does just what the name implies - it narrows the search for air leaks to a specific zone. This speeds up the process for finding air leaks by pinpointing the rooms or areas with the biggest issues. This test is done in concert with the blower door.
Pressure Pan Testing
The pressure pan test is a duct leakage diagnostic tool which is used along with the Blower Door to identify exterior air leaks in forced air duct systems. Once the Zonal Pressure test has determined the area, the pressure pan is used to measure the pressure difference between the house and the duct run. The readings obtained help to narrow down any duct leakage sites.
Comfort and Safety
We don't guess.
We find the problem.
We discover the why.
We report the solutions.
Testing makes cents.
A home energy assessment can help you understand the whole picture of your home's energy use, comfort and safety.
Know Before You Buy
The quality of a home's energy performance can't be determined by looking or by what someone says. You can definitely know by
diagnostic testing. There is proof.
With a simple blower door test, this diagnostic procedure will identify air leakage in the home. You will know before you buy if the home is "leaky".
Best Service-Best Price
A Blower Door test is mandatory. Our certified professionals will give the best service and the best rates. We can go beyond the Blower Door for further Energy Efficiency.
All new homes must comply with IECC 2018 Energy Conservation Code which requires testing to ensure the building envelope is within acceptable standards.
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