All the design and performance of these systems are verified and tested by TexEnergy, following a rigorous inspection protocol.
- Energy efficiency elements of a home are input into government approved energy modeling software ensuring the home is meeting minimum energy usage requirements.
- The estimate is the baseline for the Inspection protocol.
- Pre-Drywall Tests:
￮ Air sealing inspection of all visual cavities to ensure proper sealing before insulation. All imperfect seals are noted for opportunity to properly seal with either tape, poly-seal or t-ply for airtight homes
￮ HVAC Venting is tested for seal leaks prior to sheetrock.
￮ All perimeter walls are R-15 and all common walls are R-22 to achieve the very high grade 1 installation rating as a result of using blown in insulation in all wall cavities instead of simply batt insulation. Full insulation inspection completed by Tex Energy.
￮ Home Completion Tests: Blower Door Test is performed to ensure home is airtight.
￮ Fresh air system is tested to ensure performance/ healthy air in home.
￮ Room balancing test is performed to ensure HVAC system is distributing airflow to each room at required rates.
￮ All wet area exhaust fans are tested to ensure maximum performance.
￮ Rim Seal inspections of top framing plate to ensure attic is airtight.
Home will not pass above energy efficiency inspections until quality installation is certified by TexEnergy inspectors, as evidenced by issuance of a final Electrical Panel Certified Seal. Such final inspections will verify all energy efficient design elements are installed and complete and performing as designed.