What is Home Performance with ENERGY STAR?
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (Home Performance) is a comprehensive new way to make homes more energy efficient and give your customers safer, healthier homes. Today more than ever, Oregon homeowners want to lower their energy costs, make their Oregon homes more comfortable, and improve indoor air quality.
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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR is a comprehensive home improvement
program using the latest technologies to increase your home's energy
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Basics of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
What can I expect from Home Performance?
A certified Home Performance contractor will test your home to determine the best ways for you to save energy, make your home more comfortable, improve air quality and ensure that your heating equipment operates safely and efficiently. These are the tests your contractor will perform:
A blower door home leakage test identifies air leaks in your home. It can also help determine whether your insulation is working. For example, if your ceiling is leaky, the insulation above it is probably not doing its job. If your home or parts of your home are leaky, this test will help determine how to fix the problem. Without this test, it may be difficult to pinpoint the source of air leaks.
If you have forced air heating and/or cooling, the duct leakage test will determine whether your ducts are tight enough. If your ducts are leaking, you're losing heated or cooled air, which means you're wasting energy and money. This test will help locate leaks so they can be fixed and determine whether sealing your ducts will save you money and make your home more comfortable. Because duct leaks can bring dust or other pollutants into your home, finding and fixing them may reduce dust and odor problems.
Many homes have one or more devices that burn fuel to make heat, including furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters, stoves and clothes dryers. A Home Performance contractor will test to see whether these appliances are working well together in your home before and after any work is done. These tests help reduce the risk of gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and high energy costs.
If you are looking for an Oregon Home Performance testing contractor, please call us today at (503) 640-1700 or complete our online request form.