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Service Levels

Level I
Two site hours
Starting at $395

This test is generally used in new construction to determine how leaky a home is.  After determining the volume of air leakage a home naturally has, additional testing and observation is made to locate where leakage occurs.  Service charge is 50% down at audit and 50% due upon issuance of testing report and recommendations.

•Blower door test
•Smoke test
•I R camera scan
•Report of 3 tests with hierarchy of retrofitting recommendations
 

Level II
Three site hours
Starting at $420

This test is used to determine how leaky a home is.  After determining the volume of air leakage a home naturally has, additional testing and observation is made to locate where leakage occurs.  We also will determine the condition of existing insulation, and perform a lighting or wattage (energy consumption) inventory.  We also will evaluate exterior conditions of a home and its surroundings.  We will need a current utility bill for electrical, oil and/or gas.  Service charge is 50% down at audit and 50% due upon issuance of testing report and recommendations.

•Blower door test
•Smoke test
•I R camera scan
•Exterior & interior visual inspection w/report
•Lighting audit
•Full report of tests with hierarchy of retrofitting recommendations
•Estimate for retrofitting
 

Level III
Five site hours
Starting at $640

All testing described above is included.  We also add three additional tests.  The Combustion Appliance Zone (CAZ) test determines both the safety and condition of a furnace and gas fired water heater.  The ducting for heating and cooling is tested for leakage and efficiency.  An additional test is performed on major electrical appliances such as refrigerators and freezers to determine their energy usage.  We will need a current utility bill for electrical, oil and/or gas.  Service charge is 50% down at audit and 50% due upon issuance of testing report and recommendations.

•Blower door test
•Zonal pressure testing
•Smoke test
•I R camera scan
•Exterior & interior visual inspection w/report
•CAZ testing
•Duct testing
•Lighting audit
•Major electrical appliance audit
•Utility bills analyzed
•Full report of tests with hierarchy of retrofitting recommendations
•Estimate for retrofitting
 

Level IV
Six site hours
Starting at $1020

All testing described above is included.  This is a comprehensive collection of information about a home.  This information is used to apply both an energy rating and a design of construction.  Two organizations that require this amount of information are Resnet, and Passive House Institute.  The Resnet analysis applies an efficiency rating to the home based upon a scale of 0 – 100+, with net-zero equal to 0.  The Passive House is modeling information which generates the path needed to make a net-zero energy home, with a very small carbon footprint.  It’s a passive home or not.  All information is then entered into a specified computer software and a comprehensive rating or pass-fail is generated. We will need a full year of utility bills for electrical, oil and/or gas.  Service charge is 50% down at audit and 50% due upon issuance of testing report and recommendations.

•Blower door test
•Zonal pressure testing
•Smoke test
•I R camera scan
•Exterior & interior visual inspection w/report
•CAZ testing
•Duct testing
•Lighting audit
•Major electrical appliance audit
•Utility bills analyzed
•All exterior wall measurements, including window & door sizes, locations, types
•Full report of tests with hierarchy of retrofitting recommendations
•Estimate for retrofitting

To learn more about Energy Auditing, schedule an In-Home Consultation today.