HERS Ratings ( http://www.resnet.us/hers-index ) and Energy Star Verification on new homes, HERS ratings and energy audits on existing homes.
Older existing homes can be big users of energy and contribute greatly to our CO2 emissions. We provide energy audits for existing homes and make recommendations for energy upgrades.
Especially if your home is over 20 years old and has not been evaluated for energy efficiency then you may be able to make significant improvements to reduce energy usage and CO2 emissions.
•Data is gathered during the home inspection and is then computer modeled.
•The inspection focuses on getting data related to building components (walls, floor, ceiling, windows, and doors). Other information recorded relates to lighting, water heating, appliances and heating and cooling.
•Special equipment is used to quantify the amount of air infiltration in the home (how "drafty" or "tight" the home is). Other equipment is used to quantify the amount of duct leakage. These tests allow for verification of the effectiveness of the air sealing and duct sealing after the job is completed.
•Once the data is entered and analyzed a detailed report is given to the owner showing the energy upgrades recommended and the projected cost savings.
Spartanburg: Ray Griffin: 864-706-9254 firstname.lastname@example.orgGreenville: Mark Holden: 864-678-0730 email@example.com
You want to make improvements in your home. What are the best choices?
Some people replace windows. Some people have insulation installed. Others have new HVAC equipment installed. All of these are expensive options.
What we offer is an objective look at your home to help you prioritize what improvements you want to make. Whether it’s saving on the energy bill, doing something about that “cold spot” in your home, or ensuring better quality air by controlling infiltration, we are trained to help you.
Curious about home Energy auditing?
We use methods and testing equipment endorsed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and national laboratories like Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Our methodology for testing and auditing is derived from national certifying bodies also endorsed by DOE and ORNL.
The Building Performance Institute (BPI) and the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) are those certifying organizations. They both teach auditing and testing methods that look at the home as a system, rather than looking in isolation at windows, HVAC systems or insulation.
The audit is comprehensive and involves the use of a blower door and duct leakage testing equipment. For more information give us a call.