What can a HERS Rating do for me?

There are several very important reasons to get a HERS Rating on a home: Opportunities for special mortgage programs that offer lower interest rates, lower closing costs and other benefits.  Gives you clear and specific information that lets you compare similar homes on energy use Gives a buyer a marketplace yardstick that measures the benefits […]

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HERS Home Performance Rating

Are you thinking about buying a home? Please see the message below on HERS Home Energy Rating System! What is an HERS Home Performance Rating? A home energy rating is an analysis of a home’s energy efficiency; as per the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index. The HERS Index is the nationally recognized scoring system set by the organization called RESNET (Residential Energy Services Network). […]

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Should I Have A Blower Test Performed?

WHY SHOULD I HAVE A BLOWER DOOR TEST PERFORMED? As equally important as the duct leakage test, this test is imperative to anyone who is concerned with indoor air quality and electric bills. “Infiltration” is the term used in the industry to express the flow of air into and out of a home. Thus, the […]

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Blower Door Test

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED A BLOWER DOOR TEST? To start with let’s get some background info. A home should operate in a slightly postive pressure, meaning the home’s duct system is working properly and minimal leaks are present. A tight home with minimal leaks will lose very little conditioned air. However, if a home […]

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Duct Leakage and Testing

Why Should I be Concerned about duct leakage? Leaky ducts are a major problem!  Over 30% of the homes in Florida have leaks in the duct system. Why is that so important? There are several reasons. If your supply ducts leak, you are now air conditioning the outside of your home.  In addition, if your […]

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ACCA Manual D and a Free Hand Duct Layout

What is the difference of an ACCA MANUAL D and a Free hand Duct layout? An ACCA Manual D is the method used to design the most efficient Air Distribution System or commonly referred to as “the duct lay-out” including appropriate duct sizing. However, for accuracy and maximum air flow, this Manual D should be […]

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What is Manual N?

Manual N (Light Commercial Load Calcs) Manual N load calcs are prepared for light commercial projects. Like the Manual J Residential Load calcs, this commercial load takes into account building materials/insulation values/orientation/etc as well as the commercial use of the building, people occupancy, the amount of and type of lighting, appliances and heat generating equipment.  It […]

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