Category: Home Energy Audit

A certified home energy technician (also referred to as an: auditor, assessor, inspector, analyst, rater) comes to your home to review all of the energy components inside and outside of your dwelling unit. The technician conducts a detailed examine using home performance technology, software, and diagnostic tools. The technician will look at your insulation, heating and air conditioning systems, windows, doors, duct work, lighting, appliances, furnace, water heater, holes where electrical lines pass through and more. Tests and inspections are conducted to find out where your home could be more energy efficient. The auditor reviews all of the ways energy escapes your home then gives you a customized comprehensive energy report with details, recommendations of any items that should be fixed, suggested upgrades, estimated costs, and projected savings. A home energy auditor should not be tied to the same company that would install or purchase the materials you need to improve your home.

 

Over the Edge for Veterans – 2017

On Saturday, October 7th, Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity SFV / SCV) hosted an “OVER THE EDGE FOR VETERANS” fundraiser event. DuctTesters was a proud sponsor and sent two of their clients, Michael Hall from RSI Communities and Mark Mandernacht from Montage Development, rappelling down 25-stories in support of the event. The Los Angeles Police Department’s SWAT Team rappelled first. You will see a photo below of LA’s SWAT Team with Judi Maclean from Homes 4 Familes.  All the proceeds from this event go directly towards the construction of new homes and social services for low-income Veterans and their families.

“To date, Homes 4 Families has partnered with non-profits, government entities, and corporations to bring the outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model to communities. Primarily with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) as builder, we have built over 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles County, are under construction on 80 homes for low-income veteran families, and are working with Habitat for Humanity Riverside to build 38 additional homes for low-income veterans.” – Homes 4 Families 

Over the Edge for Veteran’s Event has currently raised $142,061 of its $145,000 goal. Please help the fundraising effort by donating here: https://www.firstgiving.com/HabitatSFSCV/go-overthe-edge-for-veterans-2017 or Read More about Homes4Families: http://www.homes4families.org/.

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California Energy Code Compliance Application

We would like you to know that there are FREE Title 24, Part 6 (Energy Code Compliance) Application Guides available to DOWNLOAD or you can order a hard copy to be mailed.  The Energy Code Compliance Application Manuals are for Non-Residential and Residential New Construction, Additions, and Renovation Projects. You can head directly to Energy Code Ace’s Website and Download the Electronic File and/or Order the Print Copy…or

Download the Application Guides as an Electronic File here from the Energy Code Ace Website links:

Residential HVAC and Plumbing: Electronic Copy Here

Residential Envelope and Solar Ready Areas: Electronic Copy Here

Residential Lighting: Electronic Copy Here 

Nonresidential Envelope and Solar Ready Areas: Electronic Copy Here

Nonresidential HVAC and Plumbing: Electronic Copy Here

Nonresidential Process Equipment and Systems: Electronic Copy Here

Nonresidential Lighting and Electrical Power Distribution: Electronic Copy Here 

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Zero Energy Home

Zero Energy Home

We are proud of our client De Young Properties! De Young is building California’s largest grid-connected Zero Energy Home Community in Clovis called EnVision.  The project is scheduled to have 36 homes across 3,300 acres that produce as much energy as they use, ZNE (Zero Net Energy).  This will be the first master-planned community in Central California to be Zero Energy and still connected to the grid. DuctTesters is honored to be a part of this project helping De Young Properties with their energy consulting and verification needs.

Here are some photos from DeYoung Properties EnVision Launch Event.

Read More about the Community:

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article170108467.html

or http://zeroenergyproject.org/case-studies/de-young-home/ or 

http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article170108467.html

 

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