Residential Energy Assessment:

We offer a tailored assessment that includes detailed tests and measurements of your house.  This detail allows for the following:

 

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Components of Energy Assessment:

Below is some information on a few of the diagnostics we perform.  We are happy to discuss our process with you in more detail.

blower doorThis diagnostic test quantifies and helps locate air leaks in a building’s walls, floors, and ceilings.  By running a specialized, high-powered fan, we can pull air outside of the house, thus creating a pressure difference between the indoor and outdoor environments.  This pressure difference magnifies air infiltration, which occurs in areas such as the following: door jams, gaps around pipes, areas where building materials join, window and floor moldings, and recessed lighting fixtures.

thermal cameraInfrared technology highlights the variations in surface temperature along walls, floors and ceilings.  Therefore, it is very effective at identifying areas that need repair, without having to dismantle or uncover structural elements.  We tour the house with our infrared equipment to uncover air leaks, missing or poorly installed insulation, and moisture issues.  Moreover, we document problematic areas with infrared and digital photos.

combustion testWe perform an essential series of safety checks on furnaces, boilers and water heaters.  These checks include the following: natural gas and carbon monoxide detection, combustion drafting, equipment efficiency, and spillage evaluations at vented appliances.  Preliminary and post-installation safety inspections of all combustion appliances are necessary whenever changes to the building envelope and/or heating system are included in the scope of work.