Comprehensive Home Assessment
What is a Home Assessment?
The Comprehensive Home Assessment (CHA), also referred to as “Energy Audit,” provides homeowners with valuable information regarding the existing condition of the their homes and identifies areas where energy efficiency, comfort and safety upgrades can be made. The Comprehensive Home Assessment establishes a starting point for you to set up a plan of action and prioritize how and when to do the projects in your home. Most New Yorkers qualify for a free or reduced-cost CHA. Please ask us about these opportunities.
How we do your Comprehensive Home Assessment:
- Health and Safety tests Every New York State Foam & Energy consultant performs required health and safety tests to ensure that the major combustion appliances such as furnace, boiler, hot water tank and stove are operating properly. Maintaining the health and safety of your dwelling, requires that there not be unacceptable levels of carbon monoxide flow and gas leakage from your equipment.
- Visual Inspection We complete a visual inspection of the interior and exterior of the home, which includes: living space, attic, basement, crawl spaces, roof, and foundation. We also can determine unseen areas of the home that may be the cause of allergies or asthma, as well as cold or hot rooms throughout.
- Using Highly Specialized Diagnostic Equipment We perform a few short, but very revealing tests, using our Highly Specialized Diagnostic Equipment such as a Blower Door. The Blower Door Test measures how much air is leaking out of your home, such as a door that never quite closes. Ratings are determined by the calculations of the size of the door, building airflow standard for the size of your home and occupancy rate. This is compared to the cubic feet per minute (CFM) readings from the blower door, which allows us to determine how much energy is being wasted due to excess air-flow. The second determination of this test provides details for us in making your home air tight while maintaining healthy air exchange.