1. Extensive Heat Loss & Gain Calculations
Without proper estimations of your system's thermal properties, we cannot begin to size equipment or design your comfort system. Following an on-site visit to take measurements of your home, we use a very extensive program designed by Wrightsoft® to develop a computer-generated calculation.
Once completed, you will have a detailed report of your home's heating and cooling needs and something to base the rest of the design (or existing design review) on. This report has been very helpful to homeowners who can't understand why their system isn't efficient.
2. Duct Analysis
After completing the heat load calculations, we determine if the ducting is at fault. We use a flow hood to physically measure the air volume coming out of the grills. That tally is compared to the proper design flow to find discrepancies and explain the comfort or efficiency concerns.
A flow grid can also be placed in the air handler to measure flow through the equipment. That number is matched to the measurement taken by the flow
hood to estimate duct leakage, quantifying a duct sealing proposal. Studies show that most systems lose 30% of their air volume to duct leakage and
3. Air Quality Measurements
Using state-of-the-art testing equipment, we measure the volume and size of the debris in your property to test the air quality. These measurements, along with humidity, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide readings, help determine if filtration or ventilation is required to improve conditions.
4. Combustion Analysis
Using our Testo® digital combustion analyzers, we evaluate your heating and cooling systems for proper operation. This is typically performed during a seasonal system cleaning.
5. Digital Thermography
Insulation issues are invisible to the naked eye, but with a Flir® thermal imaging camera, these irregularities are more than evident. The camera is used to scan the building's walls, ceiling, and floors, searching for insulation voids, excessive heat losses or gains, radiant tubing in floors, and hot water lines in walls.
6. Design Consulting
For this service, we perform heat loss calculations and as much design work as needed to get you where you feel comfortable.
Note: All of the items listed above are billed by the hour for on-site service. Cost estimates will be provided based on what you wish to have done.