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Home Building Performance with Victory Energy Solutions

A drafty home, rooms that are too hot or too cold, and high energy bills are all common issues for homeowners. A quality installation of a new heating or air conditioning system, buying replacement windows, or adding more insulation may fix part of the problem. But the way to better results is through an integrated “whole-house” approach that looks at your house as a system.

Home Performance (with the Building Performance Institute) program can help you cost-effectively improve your home’s energy efficiency. These specially-trained contractors evaluate your home using state-of-the-art equipment and recommend comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results.  Learn more about Home/Building Performance with Building Performance Institute.

Click here to complete our registration form to receive an energy audit.

door blower test
 
The Blower Door
The blower door test, helps building analyst and energy engineer find the leaky points in a home.  By blowing air outside of the house (through the fan), creates a negative pressure inside the home; the negative pressure forces air to come back into the home from the outside.  The largest points in a home will leak the most air.
How to Prepare for a Blower Door Test
We take the  following steps  to  prepare your home for a blower door test:

  • Close windows and open interior doors
  • Turn down the thermostats on heaters and water heaters
  • Ask remove  ashes from your cold fireplace and cover  any  residue  in wood stoves and fireplaces with damp newspapers
  • Shut fireplace dampers, fireplace doors, and wood stove air intakes
 
 
 
Closing the Leaks
After the blower door test, technicians will thoroughly go through your home and seal all major leaks, with caulking, weather stripping, or foam.
 
 
 
Insulation Inspection
Inspecting the insulation in the home helps us determine how comfortable and efficient the home is during the heating and cooling seasons.  After inspecting the insulation, we can weigh the cost effectiveness of insulating the attic and/or walls.
 
 
 
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL)
CFLs will replace incandescent bulbs to increase the homes electric utility efficiency.  A 23W CFL can replace a 100W incandescent to output as much light and last 10 times longer.
 
 
 
Heating System Inspection
A fuel powered heating system, is often one of the most important components in a homes energy usage.  We will inspect each unit to ensure its efficiency.