"Energy Efficiency" is the bottom line...
Conserving energy one house at a time! Energy costs are going nowhere but up, leaving homeowners, as well as commercial and multi-family unit owners, all looking for options to improve energy efficiency. What many don't know is the plethora of options and rebates available for upgrading. Find out what a "Home Performance Assessment" can do for you!
We are a company committed to creating opportunities for homeowners to increase their energy efficiency and cut back on their energy costs.
With the cost of energy going nowhere but up, the time to cut back on energy usage, without losing out on the comforts of home, is NOW.
Title 24 HERS 1 Testing
Lower Home Energy will provide you with your "one stop shop" for the entire process of your Title 24 HERS 1 Testing.
DUCT LEAKAGE TESTING
The HERS 1 Rater will need access to all supply and return air vents in the residence. These air vents will be covered in order to be pressurized to measure the duct leakage. If the ductwork has been completely replaced it will require less than 5% duct leakage to pass. If the system has been altered, it will require a duct leakage less than 15%.
REFRIGERANT CHARGE VERIFICATION
The air-conditioning system requires a check on the refrigerant levels to maintain proper efficiency levels. With refrigerant gauges attached to the system we can determine if the system is under or over charged.
AIR FLOW VERIFICATION
Proper air-flow is verified by measuring the air being pulled through the return system. Depending on the size of the equipment the airflow minimum must be met by using a flowhood (balometer) to calculate the air-flow.
THE HOME PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Blower Door Test
Duct Leakage Test
Air Flow Testing
The first step in upgrading your home's energy efficiency is conducting an interview that will reveal your primary concern
and goals. Additionally, our interview format will procure the following information:
The information provided will create the foundation on which we will build your customized Home Performance Report that, when coupled with a comprehensive Home Performance Assessment, will better guide our team in creating the most efficient and practical program for upgrading your home.