Lower Home Energy
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Lower Home Energy
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Lower Home Energy

"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.

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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

Visual Inspection

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Duct Leakage Test

Air Flow Testing

AC Inspection

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.  

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HOME PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT TESTS

Duct Leakage Test


The average home in California has a duct leakage of 30%. This can make your systems work harder which will reduce the life of the unit and cost you monthly to operate. A duct leakage tester is a diagnostic tool designed to measure the airtightness of HVAC systems. Sealing ducts is the first step to improving the energy efficiency of your duct system.
Cost of Service: $250.00

Estimated Timeline: 1-2 hours

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Blower Door Test


Infrared scanning (thermography) is used to detect thermal defects and air leakage in building envelopes. By using infrared video and still cameras to measure surface temperatures we can determine whether or not a building needs insulation, where in the building it should go and if insulation has been installed correctly.

Thermographic scans are also commonly used with "Blower Door" tests. The blower door helps exaggerate air leaking through defects in the building shell. Such air leaks appear as black streaks in the infrared camera's viewfinder. Together, these two mechanisms work to identify escape points for unconditioned air, which detracts heavily from the energy efficiency of a unit.


Cost of Service: $250.00

Estimated Timeline: 1 to 2 hours

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BESO / Home Energy Score


Home Energy Score is an assessment to see how efficient your home is compared to other homes and provides recommendations for making your home more efficient. Home Energy score's nationally recognized assessment shows how much energy your house uses compared to other houses in the country. On a straightforward 1 to 10 scale you'll learn how much energy your home is expected to use and you'll receive suggestions for home efficiency and comfort improvements.

Receiving a Home Energy Score after installing upgrades can show how your home's energy performance will increase on the 1 to 10 scale and keep an up-to-date quick assessment of your home's efficiency.

Cost of Service: Under $3,000 sq.ft. = $300 Over $3,000 sq.ft. = $400

Estimated Timeline: 1 to 2 hours

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