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Below are the standard guidelines we follow on every property we inspect.

Picture of a house
  • Energy Analysis
  • Blower Door
  • Duct Blaster
  • Air Leaks
  • HVAC
  • Water Heater
  • Appliances

Energy Analysis

  • Thermal Boundary
  • Base load
  • Compare other homes
  • Cooling and Heating Degree Days

Blower Door

  • Airflow
  • Ventilation rate
  • House Pressure
  • Thermal Boundary

Duct Blaster

  • Duct airflow

Air Leaks

  • Crawlspaces
  • Behind kneewall
  • Attic hatch
  • Plumbing vent
  • Open soffit
  • Recessed lights
  • Furnace flue
  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Doors

HVAC

  • Age
  • Tonnage
  • Amperage
  • Foliage
  • Back drafting
  • BTU
  • Efficiency
  • CAZ

Water Heater

  • Age
  • Back drafting
  • Electric or Gas
  • BTU
  • Efficiency
  • CAZ

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Washing machine
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dryer

Energy Analysis

  • Thermal Boundary

    In general this is what we look for
    • Total conditioned space
  • Base load

    In general this is what we look for
    • 3 lowest months of the year
    • Gas
    • Electric
  • Compare other homes

    In general this is what we look for
    • Home Heating Index
    • Energy Indexes for Building
  • Cooling and Heating Degree Days

    In general this is what we look for
    • Does the structure have more heating days or cooling days

Blower Door

  • Airflow

    In general this is what we look for
    • Cubic air flow per minute
  • Ventilation rate

    In general this is what we look for
    • Mold
    • Obstruction
  • House Pressure

    In general this is what we look for
    • Negative
    • Positive
  • Thermal Boundary

    In general this is what we look for
    • Total conditioned space

Duct Blaster

  • Duct airflow

    In general this is what we look for
    • Balance
    • Negative
    • Positive
    • Duct leakage
    • Supply
    • Plenum
    • Return

Air Leaks

  • Crawlspaces

    In general this is what we look for
    • Missing insulation
    • Missing vapor barrier
    • Vented
  • Behind kneewall

    In general this is what we look for
    • Sealant missing
  • Attic hatch

    In general this is what we look for
    • Missing thermal tent
  • Plumbing vent

    In general this is what we look for
    • Sealant missing
  • Open soffit

    In general this is what we look for
    • Light covers not sealed
  • Recessed lights

    • Sealant missing
    In general this is what we look for
  • Furnace flue

    In general this is what we look for
    • Not Sealed
    • Improper Slope
    • Disconnected
  • Walls

    In general this is what we look for
    • Missing insulation
    • Baseboard leakage
    • Crown molding leakage
  • Windows

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
    • Quantity
    • Leakage
  • Doors

    In general this is what we look for
    • Missing weather-stripping
    • Solid vs. hollow core
    • Size
    • Quantity

HVAC

  • Age

    In general this is what we look for
    • Under 20 years
  • Tonnage

    In general this is what we look for
    • Property sized
  • Amperage

    In general this is what we look for
    • Does the amperage match the breaker in the electrical box
  • Foliage

    In general this is what we look for
    • How close are they to the unit
  • Back drafting

    In general this is what we look for
    • Disconnected flue
    • Flue length
    • CO levels below 400ppm
  • BTU

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
  • Efficiency

    In general this is what we look for
    • Energy star
  • CAZ

    In general this is what we look for
    • Combustion Area Zone
    • Size
    • Ventilation

Water Heater

  • Age

    In general this is what we look for
    • Under 12 years
  • Back drafting

    In general this is what we look for
    • Flue length
    • Disconnected flue
    • CO levels below 200ppm
  • Electric or Gas

    In general this is what we look for
    • Electric does amp match breaker size
    • Blue flame
  • BTU

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
  • Efficiency

    In general this is what we look for
    • Energy star
  • CAZ

    In general this is what we look for
    • Combustion Area Zone
    • Size
    • Ventilation

Appliances

  • Dishwasher

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
    • Energy Star
  • Refrigerator

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
    • Energy Star
  • Washing machine

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
    • Energy Star
  • Stove

    In general this is what we look for
    • Gas
    • Electric
    • Energy Star
  • Microwave

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
    • Energy Star
  • Dryer

    In general this is what we look for
    • Size
    • Energy Star
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