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HERS testing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Curt Kinder Nov 25, 2012. 6 Replies

I am building three houses in eastern Alabama and using the Earth cents program. I wanted to go with energy star but could not find a heat and air contractor to do it. My first house is about ready…Continue

 

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Curt Kinder replied to Andy Roland's discussion HERS testing
"Beware cheap smoke machines - may leave an oily film. That may not be a concern for rough-in testing, but our work involves retrofits to occupied homes, so we use a Hollywood-grade glycol-fueled machine by Rosco. Look for a Rosco or similar unit for…"
Nov 25, 2012
Glen Gallo replied to Andy Roland's discussion HERS testing
"go to a dj store for a smoke machine they have better one than the party store"
Nov 25, 2012
Diane Chojnowski left a comment for Andy Roland
"Hi Andy, Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!…"
Nov 23, 2012
Andy Roland replied to Andy Roland's discussion HERS testing
"It is not that bad around here no one I know chews. We have been using a halogen light at night inside with someone in the attic it has been illuminating to say the least. The air tight fixtures were not so air tight after all. I glued all…"
Nov 21, 2012
Curt Kinder replied to Andy Roland's discussion HERS testing
"Smoke and blow. After you clear your mind of whatever mental image that conjures, find an energy auditor with a blower door kit and a theatrical smoke (fog) machine (you may have to rent, beg, borrow or steal the fogger) Subs whose scope encompasses…"
Nov 20, 2012
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HERS testing

I am building three houses in eastern Alabama and using the Earth cents program. I wanted to go with energy star but could not find a heat and air contractor to do it. My first house is about ready for testing and I think I have it sealed pretty good but am curious as to what I may have missed. Is there any classic areas of leakage that I am not aware of. I have looked online and can find no checklists or anything. I am from central Fl. so I have a good handle on the obvious for HVAC been using…See More
Nov 19, 2012
Andy Roland replied to Andy Roland's discussion HERS testing
"Yes the rater that Alabama power suggested I go with has done all that and did a pre-drywall inspection.I was just wondering about little trade secrets things I should watch for. As for ES contractors I called all…"
Nov 16, 2012
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Andy Roland's discussion HERS testing
"Your rater should have gone over this with you before the drywall went up (better yet at the design phase), but here is the Energy Star…"
Nov 15, 2012
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HERS testing

I am building three houses in eastern Alabama and using the Earth cents program. I wanted to go with energy star but could not find a heat and air contractor to do it. My first house is about ready for testing and I think I have it sealed pretty good but am curious as to what I may have missed. Is there any classic areas of leakage that I am not aware of. I have looked online and can find no checklists or anything. I am from central Fl. so I have a good handle on the obvious for HVAC been using…See More
Nov 15, 2012
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At 6:20am on November 23, 2012, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Andy,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


Thanks!
Diane, HEP Moderator

 
 
 

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