- Heating & Cooling
- Energy Retrofits
- Energy Audits
- Duct Leakage Testing
- Electrical Infrared Testing
- Testing and Air Balancing
Wondering how you can make your home or business easier on the environment, while simultaneously increasing comfort and lowering energy bills? Our energy efficiency auditing services can help you accomplish all these goals and more.
Boosting Energy Efficiency in Your Jersey Building
The first step to boosting energy efficiency in your building is to perform an energy assessment to understand how and where your home is using energy. By analyzing the building as a system and looking at the interrelationships between each component--building envelope (insulation, windows, doors, air sealing), combustion equipment (boilers, furnaces, water heaters) etc.--we're able to identify the key sources of discomfort, indoor air quality and energy waste. We're then able to target the areas with the greatest return on investment so you get the greatest efficiency improvement for the best value.
There are three types of audits we offer
Level I Audit: A trained technican will go through the house and review your heating, cooling, hot water system. Plus they will look into the insulation levels in the home - basement, attic, walls and finally they will look for any areas that may be safety concerns. Your input into what comfort issues there may be in the home will also be considered. From this auidt, a checklist of recommended improvements, alok[ng with associated costs will also be generated. There is no cost to this walk-through audit.
Level II Audit: A level II audit encompasses all of level I Audit plus it includes a blower door test of the home, various combustion safety tests, detailed data input into specialized energy efficiency software and a detailed output from that software. This audit is compliant with the NJ Clean Energy program, and output from this audit can be used to create a formal agreement, scope of work, and apply for rebates and incentives. There is a fee for this and the fee varies by size and age of the home. This fee is applied to any work we do in your home.
Level III Audit: This is the most advanced audit you will find and this audit is geared to those select customers who want a ton of information about thier home and mechanical equipment. They may or may not want to change thier equipment and they are more focused on solving particlar issue in thier home, rather then simply replaing equipment or adding even more insulation. This customer does not want you to walk around with a clip board and in five minutes sit down with a solution.
The needs of this customer exceed a standard audit - which is focused on whole house solutions, rebates and financing - as in "what will make my whole house more energy efficient and what is my down payment". This Level III audit is far broader then those questions, and is a deep dive into your home, and adresses your room by room issues like some rooms too hot and some floors too cold, energy and air losses.
Simply replacing your heating/cooling or adding insulation in the attic will not solve an imbalanced heating/cooling system, not will that solve most of the underlying air distribution and leakage issues. Nor will that fix a poorly designed system.
What you need is an advanced diagnostic Level III audit. The amount of data you will get from our Level III audt will far exceed what you will get from other energy audits, and will exceed the kind of information you will get from 99% of mechanical companies. This audit will take 3-5 hours to conduct in your home, and from our detailed report, you will know EXACTLY what to do.
This audit not only shows you how to make your home more energy efficient and safe (level II audit), it gives you the answers to make your home comfortable on a room by room level, shows you how much energy you are losing, and quantifies it in a way that makes sense by showing you the impact of these inefficiencies in dollars and cents and lays out a detailed room by room solution.
To be able to give you this level of solution, we collect room data, we measure the air coming out of each and every vent in the house, we measure the air flow of the furnace and air handler, humidity in the air, compare findings to manuufacturer specifications, and we meausre the static pressure of your heating/cooling system. The static pressure of your heating/cooling system is the equivilant of your blood pressure. Imagine if you went to the doctor's office and they did not take your pulse and blood pressure. In a Level II audit, we will take the pulse and blood pressure (air pressure) of your HVAC system. Sadly, there is a 98.9% chance that we will be the first ones taking that vital reading on your system. Everyone else has probably just not done so.
We do this, using sophisticated data collection instuments not carried commonly by other companies. This report will show you what changes are needed, what the actual efficiency of your heating and cooling systems are operating at, how much air is being lost and what that means in dollars for you and much more.
Call us today and let us get you on your way to a more energy efficient, money-saving home:
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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ever wonder where our country's energy comes from and goes to? This fascinating map from the Lawrence Livermore Labratory shows in simple graphic terms where we generate energy and how much of it goes to various sectors.