- Home Performance
Get The Ultimate Home Performance Savings Through Home Testing, Energy Audits & Product Rebates.
The best way to start your home performance projects is to start with professional and comprehensive testing of your home. An energy audit is performed by a professional auditor who uses various diagnostic testing tools to determine the energy efficiency of your home. Because a home is an entire system, the best project for one home may not create the most energy savings for another home. Once your professional auditor suggests which area of your home to focus on, it’s time to apply for financing and find product rebates to save even more money. Custom Exteriors is here to help guide you through the entire process from testing, auditing, financing, rebates, products and installation.
The Basics of Home Energy Testing
A comprehensive home energy audit is a service provided by a professional auditor who will use a variety of diagnostic tools and industry standard tests to determine the energy efficiency of your home. Along with an analysis of past utility bills, the following are some of the testing tools:
A blower door which measures the extent of leaks in your building
An infrared camera which shows heating and cooling problems caused by missing or poorly functioning insulation, difficult to detect air leaks and other sources of hot or cold air finding its way in and out of your home.
A duct blaster which tests the level of leakage in your HVAC duct system (a significant percentage of your heated or cooled air can be lost to the outside in this way.)
A flow hood which tests whether enough air is traveling through room vents.
Financing Your Energy Audit
Once all testing is completed, the auditor will provide a detailed report outlining specific, prioritized recommendations for the building based on energy savings and cost of any recommended work. There are a number of organizations that certify and/or train home energy auditors, including the Building Performance Institute (BPI), California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA), CalCERTS or RESNET. Listings of BPI or HERS certified energy auditors and contractors are available from these websites:
California Building Performace Contractors Association (CBPCA)
Building Performance Institute (BPI)
Residential Energy Services Netowrk (RESNET)
Save More Money With Manufacturer & State Rebates
Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California (EUC) provides affordable financing for a wide variety of energy and water-saving products. As a proud Participating Contractor, Custom Exteriors is able to bring the best quality home upgrade services at an affordable price point. Energy Upgrade's statewide program is helping homeowners go green with products including solar systems, wall insulation, pipe insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling products, and much more. Single-family homes can qualify for up to $6,500 in energy-saving incentives. Visit their website to check out all of the available projects they can help fund.
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