Energy Savings Picture
Guess What's in the energy savings picture, bet it has to do with energy conservation.
Energy Savings and Home Energy Audit’s take some specialized equipment to test and gather data. This screen cast will introduce you to a couple of the Auditors main tools the provide that energy savings picture you need.
A couple questions that would be good to ask the energy auditor before he or she starts the audit of your home is about the testing equipment that will be used.
Here’s a short list of important energy testing equipment that your auditor should be using.
1. Blower Door
A blower door allows the auditor to control the air pressure within your home. With this control it is possible to determine how leaky your home is. Before a contractor starts air sealing your home to plug up air leaks, it pretty important to know how leaky your home is to begin with and how leaky the home is after the air sealing has been done.
If you get a home too air tight, you can have problems with indoor air quality, stale air, mold, mildew, and other unwanted critters.
2. Infrared Camera.
The infrared camera is an expensive tool for the professional auditor. You can be pretty sure that the camera is a good indicator that the auditor has been around awhile and understands home performance. The infrared camera is a good way to get an energy savings picture.
Giving the auditor the ability to see very small temperature differences, the camera provides a more complete picture concerning air leaks, heating equipment, missing insulation, and other potential problem areas.
3. Duct Blaster
Actually, this has nothing to do with blasting or blowing up the heating ducts. If your home has central heating system with heating ducts delivering heating and cooling to every room, then this piece of equipment is vital.
Air leakage into and out of the heating ducts is a major loss of system efficiency. The heating ducts can simply waste a lot of money.
The duct blaster allows the auditor to test the duct system for air leakage. By testing the ducts before and after duct sealing, it can be determined how successful the sealing work was.
Many power companies will offer rebate or incentive money for reducing duct air leakage and the duct blaster provides that energy savings picture that you need.
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