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Finding Energy Inefficiencies and Safety Hazards

Improving Health and Safety

The home improvement energy experts at SumZero use an array of science-driven testing tools to discover a variety of issues within a building’s HVAC systems and insulation.

Air TightnessTesting For Carbon MonoxideDamp Environments   Mold Presence

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Staying safe and comfortable at home has never been more critical

Our Energy Audits are a great start to increasing your home’s energy efficiency; it also saves you money.
Another benefit of a well-performed energy audit is uncovering health and safety hazards affecting you and your family.

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reduce energy costs in your HOME to lower energy bills
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reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions
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increase the life span of the equipmentS in your HOUSE
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Should You Get a Home Energy Audit?

Improve the value of your home, also improve the quality of life

The overall goal of an energy audit can be summed up in two groups — to improve the health and safety within a building, and to discover energy inefficiencies.

Air Tightness

Molds contain allergens, irritants, and other potentially toxic substances. Along with mold, bacteria can coexist in damp environments, which can cause inflammatory responses in one’s body.

While we are not necessarily performing remediation, we are performing tests to discover dampness and mold within the building so that we can prevent any further issues caused from either one. Basements and attics are particularly susceptible to dampness and mold.

Before you make the decision to turn a basement or attic into a living space, you should contact the experts at SumZero!

Testing For Carbon Monoxide

Most carbon monoxide detectors have an activation threshold of 70ppm (parts per million).

That means that if there happen to be any traces of carbon monoxide below 70ppm in the air, there’s potential for being exposed to a notable amount of carbon monoxide and may even experience carbon monoxide poisoning without knowing it.

As most know, carbon monoxide is not something that you want to mess around with. Being exposed to large traces of it can lead to various symptoms — from weakness and dizziness to blurred vision and loss of consciousness.

Damp Environments and Mold Presence

Molds contain allergens, irritants, and other potentially toxic substances.

Along with mold, bacteria can coexist in damp environments, causing inflammatory responses in one’s body. While we are not necessarily performing remediation, we are conducting tests to discover dampness and mold within the building to prevent any further issues caused by either one.

Basements and attics are particularly susceptible to moisture and mold. Before you decide to turn a basement or attic into a living space, you should contact the experts at SumZero!

Finding Energy Inefficiencies

SumZero will use the blower door and a duct test to evaluate ductwork tightness during air distribution and search for improved energy efficiency areas. Typical recommendations that we make if our tests find inefficiencies are cleaning ductwork and air sealing, improving airflow throughout the ducts.

Next, we will perform building envelope tightness tests in a search for energy improvements. We will test for pressure movement, uneven temperatures, and air leakage to the outside.

Suppose any inefficiencies throughout our tests can found during these tests. In that case, standard recommendations for improvements include attic insulation, attic air sealing with spray foam, HVAC system upgrades, or several other energy saving upgrades.

Improving Your Home’s Efficiency For Rebates

All of the auditors at SumZero are BPI (Building Performance Institute) certified so that you can be confident that we are using the best methods available to discover all the areas that could use improvements in your home or building. Once we have found all of the inefficiencies, we will then help you find any rebates that you are eligible for. Taking advantage of rebates is one of the biggest reasons to have your home or building tested for inefficiencies and to follow through with any improvements that are needed.

At SumZero, we have processed hundreds of utility rebates for our customers over the years. You can be sure that our experts will get you every available rebate on the market. Rebates are based on the overall utility and fuel you are saving. This means the tighter we make your home and the more efficient heating system we install, the more rebates you will be eligible for.

For Example: A 35 percent or greater reduction in air infiltration earns the highest rebate, while a 10-20 percent reduction earns a lower rebate. In the end, the larger the area that we upgrade, the more money you will get back.

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What is HVAC efficiency?

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