HEPA – Form


Our home energy performance analysis form will determine your approximate efficiency of your home and our recommendations for improvement. The 20 items listed below will be rated from 1 - 10 and calculated efficiency of your home. Our specialist will then provide recommendations for improvements and upgrades and provide you with a cost analysis. We will then rate how the upgrades will improve the efficiency of yor home. We will calculate the efficiency improvements and give you an estimated % of efficiency changes in your home. We will then put together a priority list on repairs that should be done first. While all recommendations may not be done, this will give you an evaluation of your home and allow you to continue to reduce your energy consumption. This is a FREE service we provide and you are not under any obligation to make our suggested repairs. Click Here to see how we rate each item. (Hyperlink to other HEPA doc)
A/C, Heating, Insulation & Energy Consulting

Home Energy Performance Analysis

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Energy Loss % Rating Upgrade Cost New Rating
1. Condenser: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 40% $
2. Furnace: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 15% $
3. Coil: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 40% $
4. Transitions, plenums: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 10% $
5. Ductwork insulation: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 15% $
6. Ductwork leakage: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 30% $
7. Supply boxes: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 05% $
8. Installation of a/c system: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 40% $
9. Over all a/c performance: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 60% $
10. Insulation in the attic: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 30% $
11. Attic stair case: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 05% $
12. Ventilation in the attic: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 10% $
13. Windows: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 40% $
14. Air infiltration: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 35% $
15. Indoor Air Quality: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 10% $
16. Filtration: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 10% $
17. Humidity Control: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 20% $
18. Lighting: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 15% $
19. Maintenance: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 30% $
20. Customer usage: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 up to 30% $
Total Rating $
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  1. Condenser rating is determined by the overall condition, how well it has been maintained, seer rating, cleanliness, placement, if it is above ground on a slab, condition of fins and proper sizing. 2 stage systems reduce energy consumption
  2. The furnace rating is determined by the overall condition, how well it has been maintained, air leakage around furnace, installation, blower motor type, efficiency, how many stages and safety features. Call for more info
  3. The coil rating is determined by the overall condition, how dirty it is, correct installation, air leaks, metering device, proper sizing, and history of Freon leaks, proper filtration is a very large part of the condition of the coil. Call for more info
  4. Transitions and plenums are havens for air leakage, mold, mildew, bad installation, air blockage. Proper installation is key.
  5. Ductwork insulation on old hard pipe originally with R-4 insulation may now be R-2, deteriorated and falling apart, increased insulation to R-6 or R-8 value insulation could reduce the heat load on the ductwork as much as ¾ of a ton of a/c 9,000 btu loss, old ductwork is dirty inefficient most likely would be beneficial to replace or rewrap with R-8 insulation or new R-8 flex duct. Call for quotes on replacement
  6. Ductwork leakage can account for as much as 30% of your energy bill, also supply air leaks cause a negative pressure in your home which brings in humidity and dust from outside. Performance loss of you’re a/c or heating system as much as 30%
  7. Supply boxes are a forgotten cause of air leakage and sweat on your grills. Air leakage is common.
  8. Installation of the a/c is more important than the actual seer rating. A poor install can affect the indoor air quality, performance, efficiency, durability. Install it correctly and it will work correctly.
  9. Over all performance of the a/c system can have a 40-60% affect on your energy consumption. If the system is over charged or under charged, proper airflow, sizing all affect the performance. Have your system serviced regularly $150.00 contracts  
  10. Insulation in the attic, rated by R-value, proper installation and type of insulation. Foam insulation will give better performance when installed properly, cellulose is better than fiberglass, an R-30 should be sprayed in the attic approximately 10’’ of insulation is recommended. Foam attics are the best with all air infiltration blocked off. A minimum of 5’’ of foam on the roof line will block radiant heat penetration on the roof line. Call for more details.
  11. Attic stair cases a forgotten area for air leakage in the home, Attic stair tents are recommended. Saves $100 yearly average
  12. Ventilation in the attic: very important for common attics they can reach up to 150 degrees, with out proper ventilation, ducts could sweat, hot air blowing from vents, excessive heat load, dry rotted ducts and ruined personal belongings.(foamed, sealed attics are 80-85 degrees in the summer time) peak performance for our climate.  
  13. Windows: Next to air conditioning is the biggest energy consumer in the home; low E double insulated windows are great for reduced energy consumption. Single pane windows should be upgraded.  
  14. Air infiltration, caused by leaky windows, duct leakage, door jams, plumbing penetrations, electrical outlets,  30% energy loss increases humidity level, more run time on the a/c system, poor indoor air quality, dust issues, cold or hot spots.  
  15. Indoor Air Quality, is determined by filtration, humidity level, cleanliness, air leakage, air conditioner performance, Ultra Violet Lights in the ductwork can help IAQ issues and help reduce mold and mildew in your ductwork.
  16. Filtration, Filtration, Filtration- 3 of the most important things when it comes to IAQ and long term performance of your a/c system if your system is dirty, maintenance issues will cost more than if you just have it cleaned regularly.
  17. Humidity control, 90% of homes do not have any humidity control other than the initial a/c system. Strongly consider a whole home dehumidifier, increases comfort level in the home tremendously, allows thermostat to be raised for less air conditioning needs, maintains proper humidity level so that IAQ is at its maximum, one of the most important things you can do for the comfort level in your home is to maintain the humidity level. Ideal 40-45% relative humidity in your home.   
  18. Lighting: In your home may make up 15% of your energy consumption. Consider florescent lighting instead of incandescent bulbs, recessed lights that are not IC cans will leak approximately 200 cfm per day from your home, insulation can not be placed next to the lights, this can cause excessive heat load in your home through the vent hole in the cans.
  19. Maintenance, one of the most important processes we can do. We can clean and check the performance of the a/c and heating system. We have service contracts that we come out twice a year and service both the a/c and the heating system, 10% discount on replacement parts or equipment. Ensured performance before the heat wave or cold spell begins. Call today
  20. Customer usage, running your system on 69 degrees destroys the long term performance, IAQ and severely raises the energy bill. If you have to keep it very cold to be comfortable you have a problem with humidity control. 73-78 degrees