Home Certified, Inc. Moisture Testing, Drying and Temporary Heat
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Energy Audit & Diagnostic Testing
Home Certified is a Trade Ally of the Energy Trust of Oregon

Builders & Remodelers: An Energy Audit or consultation by Home Certified can assist you and you customers by helping reveal areas of the home that may benefit most from retrofit, modification or build new and can pinpoint areas that have been the source of unknown or undetermined problems.  Home Certified uses diagnostic tools that can be used to determine relevant issues such as the following;

  • A lack of insulation or cold spots in walls that are a result of improper installation visible by infrared camera
  • Blower door testing to measure leakage and areas where added sealing will help prevent building envelope leakage
  • Duct blaster testing to calculate performance, duct tightness and leakage
  • Duct blaster testing to satisfy and comply with Oregon Energy Conservation Requirements, Table N1101.1(2), Measure 2
  • Faulty gas appliances that may be leaking dangerous carbon monoxide emissions

What is an Energy Audit?
An energy audit is a series of inspections and tests that measure your home’s performance and reveal inefficiencies that are the primary causes of heat and conditioned air loss (draftiness) within a home.  By lessening the air leakage of a home, the comfort level will also increase as the draftiness is reduced or eliminated.

How you can benefit from an Energy Audit performed by Home Certified:
An energy audit can help you save up to 30% on your energy consumption and there are incentives, rebates and tax credits available to assist in the process (see links below).

Home Performance Testing with ENERGY STAR®
A Home Certified representative trained and certified to Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards, will use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to assess, test and evaluate all components of the home's health, safety and energy performance. Depending on the size and configuration of the home, this assessment will take about 2 to 4 hours. During the assessment, the trained Home Certified technician will conduct the following:

  • Exterior Inspection - Inspects for moisture problems, proper attic and crawl space ventilation and window inefficiencies
  • Interior Inspection - Inspects for indoor moisture problems, proper room ventilation, air leaks and insulation levels
  • Attic Inspection - Inspects insulation levels, ventilation and identifies existing or potential moisture related concerns
  • Crawl Space & Basement Inspection - Inspects for moisture problems, insulation levels and air sealing
  • Infrared camera Inspection – Used to identify any areas of air leakage and cold spots in your home
Blower Door
  • Diagnostic Testing for Combustion Safety - Tests for efficiency and any natural gas leaks or gaseous toxin levels
  • Blower Door Test - Measures volume of air leaking from your home and helps identify locations of leaks
  • Duct Blaster Test - Measures volume of air leaking from your ducts and helps identify leaks

After the assessment, you'll receive:

  • A detailed energy consumption report and customized action plan for efficiency improvements, comparing what you pay now to what you could be paying when your home runs at peak performance or a newly built home
  • A list of available cash incentives and tax rebates available for efficiency improvements to your home

Energy Trust : Residential
Energy Trust : Residential : Cash Incentives
Energy Trust : Residential : Cash Incentives : Weatherization

Oregon Residential Energy Tax Credits

Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency