Energy tune up of a 30 year old house.

by admin on April 9, 2019

Making an average home more energy efficient.

It’s actually not complicated at all. But it is a lot of work.

Whole house test for air leakiness

1- The Blower Door test.

One of the things that sets us apart from our competitors is our attention to detail. Our blower doors full house test also puts us in a better category. Here is the sequence of our energy inspection and the typical scope of work for a 30+ year old home:

This test requires some training. In our case, the BPI certification of “Building Analyst” which focuses on the blower door test of homes. The first test we perform with the blower door tells us the “baseline” of how leaky your home is and about how much we can improve on it. The baseline is a total house “leakiness” test that tells us how much air is moving uncontrolled through walls, switches, outlets, light fixtures and so forth.

test to show baseline of air leak from a home
checking whole house with blower door

2- During the blower door test, we will pressurize the whole house. This pressurized condition will help our technician find the leaks around doors, windows, electrical and plumbing penetrations and more. All of this information get written down as a “scope of work”. The scope of work is a list of recommended action items to perform.

Scope of work is created based on the blower doors test

3- We discuss the recommended scope of work with you and create a quote for performing the work. There is no obligation to have all the work done and we can help prioritize the line items based on your needs and budget. Plus, you may opt for the items with the best ROI. This way, you start saving money right away.

All work is documented.

4- We photo document the work as it is being completed. This way, you have a before, during and after photo of each phase of work performed for your records.

Improve your comfort and energy efficiency.

5- We retest the blower door and establish if all of the areas of concerned we correctly completed. This “proof” of the work performed is also provided to you in a certificate form. This is yours to keep for your records or ass along to any new owners in the future.

Obviously, the best proof is your improved comfort, air quality and energy savings. Most people notice the improvements right away.

Energy efficiency company.

If you are considering adding insulation, insulated siding or energy efficient windows to your home or business, call us. We will provide you with a certification and proof of the work performed.

Questions? Connect with us here.

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