1. Which of these measures saves the most energy?
2. Which is the most important factor to consider when selecting insulation for your home?
3. In an incandescent light bulb, what percentage of the electricity consumed actually results in light?
4. What is the best way to add insulation to existing walls?
a) Add new siding
b) Remove drywall and add insulation
c) Drill holes, blow insulation, plug holes
d) Add insulation rolls, then add another layer of drywall
5. In a typical house, how much heat is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected air ducts?
ANSWERS: 1. d; 2. b; 3. c; 4. c; 5. 20%
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1. How much does the average household save on their energy bills by making simple energy-efficiency improvements?
2. True or False: CFLs, or compact fluorescent light bulbs, can save you $30 to $60 in electricity costs throughout their lifetime.
3. Which of the following can be major sources of air leaks in your home?
4. Which of these activities uses the most water?
5. In a typical house, how much of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts?
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ANSWERS: 1. c; 2. a; 3. d; 4. b; 5. d
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The full Home Performance with Energy Star analysis measures every aspect of your home’s energy performance and weatherization. This analysis results in a full report of our findings, with photographs, followed by a proposal that details the recommended improvements by line item, with pricing. Our line item detail allows you to select specific improvements. This analysis includes:
Evaluation of insulation levels
Combustion zone testing
Blower door testing
Duct blaster testing if the duct system is outside of the heated space
Check and measure windows
Visual inspection top to bottom
The Home Performance Weatherization Review is ideal for newer homes, since many weatherization factors are already known, i.e., insulation is already up to code. This analysis results in a summary of recommendations detailed by line item.
Blower door testing
Duct blaster testing
We normally recommend in a newer home is a complete walk through to look over the home for safety issues, problems with the duct work (ducts not connected, etc.) and so on. Then we perform the blower door test and a duct blaster test and generate a proposal of our recommendations with detailed line items.
We welcome the opportunity to perform either option for you.
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Looks like we can use an InfraRed camera for more than checking insulation levels. Our tells us the temperature of the surface of windows, and now it shows us the thermal make-up of a Christmas Tree.
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These tests help determine how your home can be warmer, safer and healthier with a home performance project by H.E.L.P!