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Comfort Analysis

Using the latest testing equipment and energy modeling software, Revival Energy Group has found that the three keys to ultimate home comfort are:            What are the three keys to home comfort?

What are the three keys to home comfort?

Using the latest testing equipment and energy modeling software, Revival Energy Group has found that the three keys to ultimate home comfort are:            
 
1. A solid thermal envelope 
The seal around your home keeps the cold out with minimal air leakage and good insulation
 
2. Properly sized and sealed air ducts
Correctly installed and sealed air ducts deliver air evenly to every room in the home without waste
 
3. Properly sized and balanced HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system Having a properly sized HVAC system delivers hot and cold air in the most efficient manner to keep every room comfortable at the lowest cost
 
Our goal is to help reduce your need for heating or cooling in the most cost effective manner by analyzing your home's heat loss and finding ways to increase your heat retention. This makes your home warmer at a lower temperature, keeps the temperature even throughout the home and reduces maintenance (as your system does not have to turn on as often or as long). The end result is lower maintenance costs and an extended life for your heating and cooling systems.
1. A solid thermal envelope 
The seal around your home keeps the cold out with minimal air leakage and good insulation
 
2. Properly sized and sealed air ducts
Correctly installed and sealed air ducts deliver air evenly to every room in the home without waste
 
3. Properly sized and balanced HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system Having a properly sized HVAC system delivers hot and cold air in the most efficient manner to keep every room comfortable at the lowest cost
 
Our goal is to help reduce your need for heating or cooling in the most cost effective manner by analyzing your home's heat loss and finding ways to increase your heat retention. This makes your home warmer at a lower temperature, keeps the temperature even throughout the home and reduces maintenance (as your system does not have to turn on as often or as long). The end result is lower maintenance costs and an extended life for your heating and cooling systems.
1. A solid thermal envelope 
The seal around your home keeps the cold out with minimal air leakage and good insulation
 
2. Properly sized and sealed air ducts
Correctly installed and sealed air ducts deliver air evenly to every room in the home without waste
 
3. Properly sized and balanced HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system
Having a properly sized HVAC system delivers hot and cold air in the most efficient manner to keep every room comfortable at the lowest cost
 
Our goal is to help reduce your need for heating or cooling in the most cost effective manner by analyzing your home's heat loss and finding ways to increase your heat retention. This makes your home warmer at a lower temperature, keeps the temperature even throughout the home and reduces maintenance (as your system does not have to turn on as often or as long). The end result is lower maintenance costs and an extended life for your heating and cooling systems.
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We have three primary goals in the comfort assessment. They are:

  1. Identify where your home loses or gains heat using a precise calculation of BTU heating and cooling needs
     
  2. Compare the savings versus the cost for improving insulation, air leakage, and windows--before you begin making improvements
     
  3. Size a furnace, heat pump, and air conditioning system to perfectly meet your home’s needs needs for ultimate efficiency and system life.

Our comfort assessment includes: 

  • HVAC sizing and efficiency
    We look at the size, efficiency, and safety of your furnace, air conditioner, and water heater.
     
  • Insulation
    We examine the type and the depth of insulation around your home.
     
  • Humidity inspection
    We measure the relative humidity (RH) of the attic, the crawlspace, and other key areas.
     
  • Air leakage test
    We use a blower door to measure the rate at which your home leaks air. We compare that to how little it should leak, based upon the home's air volume and occupant levels.
     
  • Thermal infrared
    We use thermal infrared cameras to pinpoint any air leakage, missing insulation, or water leakage points.
     
  • Heat load calculations, room-to-room
    We measure each room's need for heat in BTUs using a manual J heating and cooling load calculation formula. This formula helps determine the best solutions for delivering a consistent and comfortable temperature level to every room in the house.
     
  • Room-to-room CFM airflow
    We use CFM to measure how much air is coming out of each register to determine proper distribution.
     
  • Furnace sizing analysis
    We look at your total need for heat and the size of your furnace.

What will you gain from your comfort analysis?
 

  • Energy modeling and reporting
    We provide a 25-page report on your home’s energy loss, which clearly shows the impact on your heating bill.
     
  • Individual improvement recommendations
    The report will highlight your home’s custom key improvements to reduce its heating and cooling load. It will show exact energy savings, as well as noting eligible rebates and a payback timeline.

You can review all this data on your own time, without any sales pressure, and decide if it makes sense for you.

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