Home Performance

Enerjac’s Home Performance program will assess your “Whole House” as a system.  With an energy audit you receive a comprehensive assessment including recommendations and cost analysis for:  heating and cooling; insulation levels; air infiltration; windows and doors; appliances, and lighting.

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Your home is a place where you should feel comfortable and safe at all times.  Now, as an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Enerjac’s new Home Performance Division can test your house from wall to wall, attic to basement to find ways to dramatically increase comfort levels, reduce energy usage and protect the things you hold dear.  We’ll analyze ventilation, indoor air quality, energy-efficiency, combustion safety, moisture and mold problems, and other issues.  By assessing and correcting your home performance issues on a comprehensive basis, we can dramatically increase comfort levels and reduce energy costs by up to 30%.  Click here to find out where money is leaking out of your home.
energystarTests performed by Home Performance by Enerjac include:
  • Blower door tests to detect drafts and air leaks
  • Duct blaster tests to improve heating
  • Combustion safety tests to check proper venting and efficiency of appliances
  • Carbon monoxide safety tests to ensure air quality
  • Indoor air quality inspections throughout the house
  • Pressure balancing tests to maximize heating & cooling to all rooms
  • Infrared imaging to reveal hot and cold spots in your home
  • Moisture readings to correct conditions that can lead to mold and mildew
Diagnosing the Problem
Rather than focusing on a single component, such as single-paned windows, an old air conditioning system, or leaky ductwork, a participating contractor will assess how improvements to all of these components can work together to provide:
  • Fewer drafts
  • Consistent temperatures across rooms
  • Better ventilation and humidity control
  • Lower utility bills

Common Recommendations

Air leaksSealing Air Leaks and Adding Insulation
 
Many air leaks in homes are fairly obvious, such as around windows, doors, and electrical outlets.  But others, like those in attics, around chimneys, and through recessed lighting fixtures, are often the more significant sources of energy loss in a home.  Sealing air leaks is critical to improving the overall efficiency of your home and will make your heating and cooling system perform better.  Along with air sealing, your contractor may recommend that you add insulation.  Many older homes are not well-insulated, and some have no insulation at all.  Properly installed insulation in walls, floors, and attics provides for more even temperatures throughout the house and results in a quieter, more comfortable living environment that is easier to heat and cool.
Sealing Ductwork
Many homes have leaky ductwork and poor air flow, resulting in stuffy and uncomfortable rooms – regardless of the thermostat setting.  The home performance contractor may recommend sealing your home’s ducts with mastic, metal tape or spray-on sealant, and balancing the duct system to optimize air flow to all rooms.  Insulating ductwork in attics, crawl spaces, and some basements can also help to ensure that your home will be more comfortable.
Improving Heating and Cooling System
If your furnace or air conditioner is more than 10 years old, your contractor may recommend that you replace it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR® label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. But when it comes to heating and cooling equipment, bigger is not always better. A properly-sized unit will make your home more comfortable by providing more consistent temperatures and better humidity control.
The contractor should also test combustion equipment, such as your furnace and hot water heater, to ensure that it is operating and venting properly.
Upgrading Lighting and Appliances
Energy used for lighting and appliances can account for half of your home’s total utility bill. As a result, the home performance contractor may recommend ENERGY STAR® qualified products, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, electronic equipment, light fixtures, and compact fluorescent bulbs. An energy – and water – efficient hot water heating system may also be recommended.Once you’ve taken steps to increase your home’s efficiency, you may also want to consider adding renewable energy systems, such as solar electric (photovoltaics) or solar hot water, to further reduce your utility bills.Financing is available for repairs and efficiency upgrades. Enerjac can supply you with information.

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency
You can receive a credit on your federal income taxes for making your home more energy-efficient and helping preserve the environment.

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