Does Your Home Need A 360 Energy Audit?
Do you own a historic home and want to improve your energy efficiency and figure out how to do it within the confines of the historical renovation guidelines? You need a Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit.
Do you own an older home that is dusy, drafty, has older HVAC equipment, and your energy bills are going up every year? You need a Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit.
Did you just buy or build a new home and can’t figure out why your energy bills are higher than expected, have issues with cooling or heating, or having condensation issues? You need a Diversified Energy 36o Energy Audit.
Do you own a home that has hot rooms, cold rooms, feel clammy/humid, or is otherwise almost impossible to get to a comfortable temperature? You need a Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit.
Are you getting ready to do a major renovation on your home and want to know how to make it as energy efficient and comfortable as possible? You need a Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit.
Are you getting ready to build a new home, and want to know how your choice of insulation, windows, HVAC equipment, roof and more will affect your overall energy efficiency? Then you need our pre-construction energy analysis and diagnostic testing verification services.
Really, any homeowner that wants to understand the current condition of their home and what steps to take to improve their energy efficiency, indoor air quality and overall comfort and health of their home needs a Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit.
What Is A Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit?
Every Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit is custom for the client. Some folks want or need an extremely comprehensive energy audit, and other homeowners just want a basic energy audit. Regardless of your energy audit wants and needs, we will assemble the diagnostic services necessary to help you achieve your goals.
The Basic Components Of An Energy Audit
Blower Door Test
The Blower Door Test measures the overall air leakage in your home through a series of depressurization tests. Our top-of-the-line digital equipment accurately measures the overal leakage of your home, and helps us find and identify where the air leakage is originating.
Duct Blaster Test
Our Duct Blaster Test measures the overall air leakage within your HVAC duct-work. Our digital Duct Blaster equipment pressurizes your duct-work, so the amount of leakage can be accurately quantified. In addition to the pressure test, we can inject theatrical fog into your duct-work during the test so we can identify all the areas of leakage when doing our physical inspection of your duct work.
Overall Home Assessment
Our technicians will use our cutting edge software to determine your home’s overall energy efficiency score. To achieve this, our tech will conduct an overall home inspection and enter all the vital data into the software, including: total conditioned square footage, insulation type[s] and R-Values, solar orientation of your home, total window area and type, total door area and types, age and efficiency rating of all existing equipment [HVAC system, water heater, etc.], volume, plus the results of your Blower Door and Duct Blaster test.
Once all this data has been entered into our software, we can put a projected dollar value [based on current electric and natural gas cost] on how much you you can save by making different energy efficiency upgrades.
Additional Energy Audit Services
Depending on what you need to know, or specific aspects of your home, your 360 Energy Audit can also include: Infrared Photography and Combustion Appliance Zone [CAZ] Testing.
Infrared Photography, aka Thermography records surface temperature variations of your home’s heat spectrum. Infrared Photography basically lets us “see inside your walls” without having to cut holes in them to inspect visually. Using our infrared cameras we can see where heat loss/gain is occurring, as well as identify areas of air leakage in your home’s structure and HVAC duct-work.
Infrared Photography is an invaluable asset for our technicians to pinpoint trouble spots that are invisible to the eye, or may be missed during routine visual and physical inspection.
Combustion Appliance Zone [CAZ] Testing
Do you have a natural-draft, gas fired water heater or furnace located within the conditioned space of your home? If yes, this is where CAZ Testing comes into play.
CAZ tests are designed to ensure that flammable fuels or combustion gases are not intruding into the home’s living spaces. CAZ testing also assures homeowners that their appliances are functioning in a safe and efficient manner. This series of tests is mandatory for your family’s safety and is required by most utility companies for any home with combustion appliances located in conditioned interior living spaces.
Wrapping It Up
The bottom line is this … if you care about your home’s energy efficiency, reducing your energy bills, having a safe, healthy home, increased comfort and improved indoor air quality, and want a road map to how to achieve all these things, a Diversified Energy 360 Energy Audit is exactly what you need.
Diversified Energy provides 360 Energy Audits, and all of our advanced home performance services in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and across the Louisiana and Mississippi gulf south.