Sacramento Home Performance
Home Performance Contractor / Simplified
“If you don’t test, you don’t know.”
Home Performance is the belief that buildings can and should be made safe, comfortable, durable, and energy-efficient. Putting building performance into practice requires a whole-house perspective. Having a certified contractor measure, calculate, and analyze a building, allows them to better understand the way your specific structure works and operates in order to recommend the best way to improve it without off-setting the balance of how it effects you.
Ask an insulation contractor, a heating tech, and a window salesperson the best way to warm up and cool a room, and you may get three different answers. But a building performance contractor takes a whole-house perspective to assess the problem’s causes and propose the most effective solution. This is a solution based approach not a product based approach. Understanding the “house as a system” also allows building performance contractors to solve problems like chimney back-drafting that arise from interactions between the building’s shell and mechanical systems. Drafts felt in one room but not in another.
Building scientists use a diagnostic approach to problem solving. Experience and observation, coupled with pressure diagnostics, infrared imaging, and combustion analysis, allow them to diagnose and correct the most challenging building performance problems with precision.
The difference between an average house and a high-performance house often comes down to a contractor’s willingness to “sweat the small stuff” that the customer never sees like air sealing, insulation, and ductwork.
The core concept is an emphasis on measurable results from performance testing. Performance testing also assures the customer that they have a safe, comfortable, durable, and efficient building when the work is completed.
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SMUD Home Performance Program
SMUD’S Home Energy Contractor assessment and how it works. We are currently not charging for this test.