With rising energy bills, more and more people are realizing that the best way to improve their existing buildings is to have a AEC technician perform an energy audit. This comprehensive audit examines the entire building—top to bottom—to identify the “whole house” approach to saving energy and improving performance.
These audits uncover classic construction mistakes that hurt indoor air quality, hinder comfort, and waste energy. AEC offers energy audits on both residential and small commercial buildings.
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Home Energy Savings
Many buildings today with comfort issues suffer from poor HVAC design or equipment installation. AEC offers Performance Testing to those clients who wish to investigate their mechanical systems to identify problems and create recommendations for solving those issues.
Not only does Performance Testing solve comfort issues, but it also readily reduces the energy costs of buildings. Since on average in the United States only 50-70% of heated or cooled air makes it into a building’s conditioned space, identifying and sealing leaks in HVAC duct systems can lead to a 30-50% savings on heating and cooling bills!
Modern construction has many challenges today, none of which compare to the problems presented by uncontrolled moisture in buildings. AEC applies its Building Science expertise to identify the source of moisture issues in structures. This “whole house approach” tackles the problem rather than focusing simply on the symptoms. AEC’s moisture assessments include investigation into the problems, as well as a report on how to fix the issues properly.
Building Failure Diagnostics
When buildings fail, they often have several variables that contribute to the failure. Using the “whole house approach,” AEC can accurately diagnose what issues are to blame when buildings don’t work properly. Once the issues are discovered, a report is generated in order to discuss improvement strategies.