What Do We Look For During Home Performance Testing?
In order to improve the efficiency of your home, we first have to see where there is room for improvement. While conducting your home energy inspection, our experts take a close look at your home in order to pinpoint any problem areas that may exist. In most homes, there are several areas where heat loss, cold air loss, and air leaks can occur. Left unaddressed, these issues will force your heating and cooling systems to work harder, and result in higher utility costs.
The Home Performance Testing process includes the following steps:
- A Visual Inspection: We’ll conduct a thorough visual inspection of the premises including attic spaces, walls, windows, and mechanical equipment.
- A Blower Door Test: A blower door is a specialized machine that measures air infiltration (also referred to as air leakage) rates, and also locates any major air leakage points that may be present in the home.
- An Infrared Camera Inspection: Using a thermal image camera, we look for any areas of heat loss and air infiltration through your walls, doors, windows, and into your attic.
- An Inspection of Major Attic By-Passes: We will locate any areas that are open to heat loss and air leaks, which allow energy to escape into the attic and out of your home.
What Happens After My Home Energy Inspection Is Complete?
A home energy inspection provides you with important information about your home. But how do you know what to do with that information once you have it? At Craftmasters, we want to provide you with all of the information you need in order to make important decisions about your home. Once the Home Performance Testing Process has been completed, you will receive a full report of your test results. Your written report will include the following details:
- Location of any air leaks, uninsulated or poorly insulated areas, and other heat loss areas.
- Immediate action recommendations, so that you are aware of any high-priority issues.
- Low to zero-cost opportunities, which will outline any simple, affordable changes you can make to improve the efficiency of your home.
- Larger-cost and large-scale projects to consider. We can also provide assistance in determining multiple phases and future projects according to your budget, and the plans you have for your home.
- Estimated energy savings from completing projects, so you have a better idea of the potential return on your investment.
- An estimate on how long it will take for you to recover your investment, to help you determine your budget.
We want to make sure we are providing our customers with all of the information they need to make the right decisions for their home. Our Home Performance Testing process has been developed to help homeowners learn more about the efficiency of their homes, and fully understand the options they have to improve it.
To schedule your Home Performance Test, contact us today! The entire process is quick, simple, and will provide you with all of the information you need to make the right decision for your home and family.