Save money AND improve air quality! In residential or small commercial buildings “as much as 33% of heating and cooling system’s airflow could be lost through leaking air ducts. Leaky ducts also let in dust, pollen and car exhaust, reducing quality inside the home.” (APS.com). Significant energy cost savings may be realized by sealing the pressurized ductwork and building envelope thermal bypasses.
Significant utility and government incentives are available to cover part of the cost of the study and repairs!
If you would like to schedule an analysis of your home or learn more about the program please submit your name, email and “home energy consult” in the subject line. One of our representatives will contact you to discuss.
What to expect:
- Determine the minimum building airflow standard based on ASHRAE 62-89. This ASHRAE standard provides minimum ventilation requirements based on the square footage of the building and actual number of people occupying the building to ensure there is a safe level of fresh air provided.
- Perform a Combustion and Carbon Monoxide Safety Inspection. A preliminary and post-installation safety inspection of all combustion appliances will be performed (furnace, hot water heater, oven, etc).
- Carbon monoxide (CO) measurement at each appliance
- Inspect gas/propane line for leaks
- Draft measurement and spillage evaluation for atmospherically vented appliances
- Worst-case negative pressure measurement for each combustion appliance zone
- Pressure differential diagnosis “Blower Door Test” : A test of the duct system will determine the amount of leakage and assist in the identification of leaky ducts and problems with the building envelope.
- Provide a detailed cost estimate of recommended repair measures & evaluate potential money saved.
- Assist with identifying and pursuing utility and/or government incentives.
- After repairing the leaky ducts and building envelope measures, a post-installation duct leakage, system airflow test and combustion/carbon monoxide safety inspection is conducted.