Home Performance & Efficiency Testing Services In Lancaster, PA
So much goes into creating the perfect home environment. What often get overlooked are tasks like air quality and overall efficiency. At Summers & Zim’s, we offer home performance testing in Lancaster County, Delaware County, and Chester County. Our home performance testing includes a number of services that can help your home become the ideal environment for living, relaxing, entertaining and raising a family. When you choose us for home performance testing in Chester County and these surrounding areas, you achieve the ideal home you’ve always wanted.
What Does Home Performance Testing Include?
Think of the concept of home performance testing as home efficiency testing in Lancaster, PA, as well as communities throughout South Central and Southeast PA. Home efficiency addresses the quality of your home’s interior air, as well as the efficiency of your equipment — keeping more of your heated and cooled air inside the home and letting less of it escape. Our home efficiency testing in West Chester, PA includes:
Carbon Monoxide Testing
We ensure that your home’s interior air is safe for breathing and that it poses no threat to you, your family or your guests.
Insulation and Window Inspections
Are you paying more than you need to for heating and cooling? Our home efficiency testing in West Chester, PA and the nearby communities includes inspection of your insulation and windows. We’re looking for areas that are not fully insulated — the small and nearly unnoticeable areas that are making your home less efficient and your utilities bill more expensive.
Duct System Testing
Your ductwork is another area that can cause efficiency to plummet and utility costs to skyrocket. Our home efficiency testing in New Holland, PA includes duct system testing that analyzes if conditioned air is escaping your ducts, as well as how much is escaping.
Air Filtration Testing
Is outside air escaping into your home through inefficient windows, skylights, doors and other areas? Our home efficiency testing in Coatesville, PA and nearby towns and cities includes air infiltration testing that can help identify problem areas.
Whole House Infiltration Testing
A Whole House Infiltration Test measures the insulation, energy efficiency, air pressure, humidity, and air exchange rates of your home. This test determines if there is sufficient fresh air cycled through the home based on national standards, and provides specific data on how to improve the efficiency of your home through recommended remediation methods.
Infiltration Test Case Study
Below are reports from an actual test that include all data and recommendations.
This specific whole house infiltration test included the measurement of air flow from each exhaust fan and air flow from second floor supply registers. The following recommendations were made (in order of impact):
- Seal garage from remainder of home. (Also health/safety)
- Seal basement separation at exterior door location at bottom of center stairs.
- Seal basement at stair landing from from remainder of basement.
- Seal fireplace chimney.
- Seal kitchen range vent; if able.
- Seal above return registers on the second floor.
- Seal exposed beams in living room ceiling.
- Upgrade exhaust fans.
- Install insulation board on exposed wall insulation.
- Seal knee wall entrances.
- Replace front door assembly.
- Adjust exterior door latches to maximize seal.
- Caulk window trim.
Serving PA Since 1930
At Summers & Zim’s, our experience in home services runs deep in this part of the state. Since 1930, we’ve been offering services similar to home efficiency testing in Lancaster County, Delaware County and Chester County. We offer a team of knowledgeable and experienced technicians who can provide expert service in your home. But we’re more than just a service provider that gets the job done. We also place an emphasis on service excellence and doing our job with a friendliness you won’t always find among providers of home efficiency testing Chester County, Lancaster County and Delaware County. We want to see your home reach its full potential, and we deliver the services and the service excellence needed to see it get there. Contact us today about home efficiency testing in Gap, PA, as well as surrounding communities like Downington, Exton, Kennett Square and others.
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