-Blower Door & Duct Testing Only
Energy Diagnostics will come out and perform Blower Door and/or Duct Testing only as required by state energy codes. (Most states require these tests whether the performance or prescriptive code compliance options are being used)
Energy Diagnostics also has in house ICC certified plans examiners who can complete the prescriptive total UA compliance path through the REScheck software for your new home, addition or alteration.
-Manual J, D, & S
We have an in house ACCA accredited residential HVAC systems designer to complete state energy code required manuals for equipment sizing and layout.
Our Energy Rating Process
-Energy Diagnostics is a third party, independent consulting company hired to perform energy
modeling, inspections, and testing. We become involved in a project at the design phase, and visit the home multiple times throughout the construction process. Our rigorous process enables the construction of energy efficient homes that achieve code compliance and/or above code program certification, using the most cost effective strategies and industry proven best practices.
-The first critical inspection our team does is an insulation inspection. At this time, we verify that specific building practices and criteria are being met. Some examples of what we look for are: ample air sealing, effective air barriers, and properly installed insulation. Verifying that these areas are being carefully completed ensures that the home will be comfortable and healthy for the homeowner, with lower utility bills.
-The second critical inspection that takes place happens at the end of construction. At this time, Energy Diagnostics completes the air leakage test (blower door), duct leakage testing, and records all components that impact energy. We then take all verified components and test results to complete a HERS rating.
-The HERS rating is unique for each home, and has many features. One component of the rating is the HERS score. This numerical value represents the home’s energy efficiency; the lower the number, the more energy efficient the home is. Each point lowered on the HERS scale represents 1% energy reduction for that home. The rating also includes an energy portfolio for the homeowner. The portfolio details all of the home’s energy features, expected energy usage, and annual energy cost.
-Builders and homeowners can rest easy knowing that Energy Diagnostics is a completely unbiased third party contractor. Our sole purpose is to verify, test, and ultimately rate a home’s energy efficiency. We are proud to offer services that help builders provide comfortable, healthy, cost conscious homes.