Our certified Home Energy Raters perform all of the testing you need after the installation of a new furnace, air conditioner or ductwork & provide you with the compliance paperwork required to sign off on your city permit! We make the process simple and easy! Just give us a call and we will take care of the rest!
HERS Testing, which stands for Home Energy Rating System, is an inspection required by the state of California whenever a heating, air conditioning or ductwork alteration is performed in your home. HERS Verification testing ensures that all installations are performed to the best standards and follow all California Energy Commission (CEC) regulations and criteria. Different HERS testing is required depending on the type of installation that was performed in your home.
The final step of your project is signing off on your city or county permit. The inspector will want a copy of the final HERS Test results when he/she arrives at your home. CalRATERS is here to help each homeowner meet the requirements with as much ease and simplicity as possible. Our certified raters will go above and beyond while performing the HERS Testing and our office staff will provide you with the final paperwork you need to complete your project and sign off on your permit! We are here to help every step of the way!
Any time you schedule an appointment with CalRATERS, we guarantee that you will have a professional, California HERS Certified technician at your door!
We use the best technology in the industry to ensure that your test results are correct and our technicians work with complete honesty and integrity in performing each and every test!
Your home is important to us! We will wear shoe booties on each job and make sure to take care of your home, keeping it clean throughout the entire process!
We are more than just HERS Raters, we are home energy experts. Here to answer your home energy questions and provide you with efficiency solutions!
Our Step by Step Process!
1. Our certified HERS Rater will arrive at your home in uniform with shoe covers on his shoes and a business card in hand.
2. The process will be explained to you in its entirety and if you have any questions, our rater will be happy to answer them for you.
3. We will need access to most every part of your home during the test, each vent that supplies air as well as the furnace, air conditioner and ductwork.
4. Our rater will perform all required HERS testing and inform you of the final test results before leaving.
5. After our rater has completed the test, our office staff will complete all of the necessary HERS Compliance paperwork and submit it directly to you via email.
And that's it! When you are ready to schedule your city inspection, make sure to have a copy of the HERS Compliance paperwork to provide to the city/county inspector.
Duct leakage testing is a HERS measure that is required in all climate zones with any new furnace, air conditioner and/or ductwork installation.
The purpose of total duct leakage testing is to effectively measure how much air is leaking from your duct system into areas you don’t want it heating or cooling and to verify that the ductwork has been properly sealed to California standards.
Airflow testing is a HERS measure that is required in most climate zones when a new air conditioner and/or new ductwork is installed.
The purpose of an airflow test is to verify that the proper amount of airflow is going to the cooling unit. If proper airflow is not going to the cooling coils, ice build could up will occur in the coils which can lead to compressor failure.
Refrigerant charge testing is a HERS measure that is required in most climate zones when a new air conditioner is installed.
The purpose of refrigerant charge verification is to determine whether or not the cooling system has the correct amount of refrigerant “charge” needed to properly cool your home based on the factory specifications for that particular air conditioner and climate zone. This will ensure that your air conditioner is cooling properly on those hot summer days.
A HERS test is just the start to learning about your homes energy efficiency...find out what your home energy score is with a Home Energy Assessment! We can provide you with a detailed report to make your home more comfortable and give you solutions to high energy bills!
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