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What is in an Energy Upgrade Califronia audit?

  • A physical visit to a home with a visual survey of the outside walls, foundation, roof and attic. 
  • An interview with you the owner to learn what comfort and energy issues and concens you have.
  • Detailed inspections and documentation of the home's existing energy features (such as: hot water heater, furnace, air conditioning, whole house fan, water pipe insulation etc.)
  • Detailed and accurate measurements of the architectural components of the home (floor area, wall area, ceiling area, window/door area etc.)
  • Testing “qualitative” energy features such as air infiltration into the home with the use of a blower door.
  • Duct leakage testing with a duct blaster to measure air leaking from the duct system.
  • Combustion safety testing of the hot water heater, furnace and other combustion appliance (stove, oven etc.) to measure carbon monoxide production and drafting pressure (does the exahust always go UP the chimney?)
  • A review of at least one year's worth of electric and gas bills.  
  • A computerized simulation of the home that estimates total annual energy use and the impacts of various energy efficiency upgrades such as replacing windows or adding insulation.
  • A detailed report of findings.
What is in an EEM audit?
  • A physical visit to a home with a visual survey of the outside walls, foundation, roof and attic. 
  • Detailed inspections and documentation of the home's existing energy features (such as: hot water heater, furnace, air conditioning, whole house fan, water pipe insulation etc.)
  • Detailed and accurate measurements of the architectural components of the home (floor area, wall area, ceiling area, window/door area etc.)
  • Testing “qualitative” energy features such as air infiltration into the home with the use of a blower door.
  • Duct leakage testing with a duct blaster to measure air leaking from the duct system.
  • A review of at least one year's worth of electric and gas bills.  
  • A computerized simulation of the home that estimates total annual energy use and the impacts of various energy efficiency upgrades such as replacing windows or adding insulation.
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of the energy upgrades (using real costs when possible).
What is a HouseSmart Green Solutions Comprhensive survey? A thorough examination of a home’s energy features to quantify the cost effectiveness of proposed energy upgrades. It includes the following activities: 
  • A physical visit to a home (not just a phone interview) with a visual survey of the outside walls, foundation, roof and attic.
  • An interview with the owner and education of behavioral impacts on energy consumption.
  • Detailed inspections and documentation of the homes existing energy features (such as: hot water heater, furnace, air conditioning, whole house fan, water pipe insulation etc.).
  • Detailed and accurate measurements of the architectural components of the home (floor area, wall area, ceiling area, window/door area etc.)
  • A visual survey of the homes ducting (when accessable from an attic) and grills.
  • Testing “qualitative” energy features such as air infiltration into the home using a blower door.
  • Duct leakage testing with a duct blaster to measure air leaking out of, or into the air ducts.
  • A whole house and room to room pressure diagnostic test with the furnace/air conditioner fan running.
  • Combustion safety testing of the hot water heater, furnace and other combustion appliance (stove, oven etc.) to measure carbon monoxide production and drafting pressure (does the exahust always go UP the chimney?)
  • Refrigerant Charge and Airflow test to verify the quantity of refrigerant in the air conditioning system and that a minimum amount of air passes through the cooling coil when operating.
  • A computerized simulation of the home that estimates annual energy use and the impacts of various energy upgrades.
  • A computerized simulation of the home that estimates total annual energy use and the impacts of various energy efficiency upgrades such as replacing windows or adding insulation.
  • An evaluation of the cost effectiveness of the energy upgrades (using real costs when possible).
  • An estimation of rain harvesting for water conservation.
  • A detailed report of findings.


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