How a Whole House Comfort Checkup Works
A Comfort and Indoor Air Quality Consultant will go to your home. Using advanced diagnostic instruments and testing procedures, he will identify problems that could be affecting your indoor environment. The consultant will give you a personalized plan to fix these problems for good.
A Home Performance Auditor will conduct an initial interview as part of the checkup. Your answers will give valuable information regarding the state of your home. You can inform the auditor whether there are rooms in your home which feel clammy when the AC is on or if there are any parts of your home that need more dusting than the other rooms. We recommend that all adults in your household take part in the initial consultation because each person’s perception of indoor air quality and comfort varies from person to person.
Personalized Home Solutions Plan and Report
Upon completion of the inspection and testing procedures, your auditor will explain the results. You will be given a carefully crafted plan of home solutions. Many of these solutions – including putting more insulation or weather-stripping – can be done by homeowners on weekends. The more demanding solutions are best performed by professionals.
During a Whole Home Performance Energy Audit, you will know how to:
- Attain even and comfortable temperatures all over your house
- Keep healthy and comfortable levels of humidity all year through
- Lessen dust, system noise, and repair needs
- Save around 10 -50% on utility bills!
Equipment inspection starts with your heating and cooling system. The auditor will assess your equipment for signs that point to normal wear and tear or deterioration, lack of maintenance or improper installation. After that, he will inform you of the average life expectancy of the type of equipment that you have. Your auditor will also do the job of evaluating the air filtration and purification efficient of your system. This is done to find out whether improvements can clean your indoor air better.
Insufficient insulation can hamper the efficiency of even the best heating and cooling system. The auditor will inspect the insulation levels all throughout your home. Plus, he will determine whether the existing insulation meets the recommended levels. Further, he will look for defects that are not obvious, such as hollow wall cavities. These things let air and heat find a way around your insulation. Additionally, the auditor will also check the ventilation levels in your attic.
Air Flow Diagnosis
Your auditor will do “static pressure” tests in order to check if there are any hidden blockages in your duct system or whether there are problems with the design. Design flaws and blocks in air ducts waste your money and give you an uncomfortable indoor atmosphere. Studies made for electric utilities conducted nationwide have shown that more than 66% of air conditioners and heat pumps have these problems.