We are here to simplify the entire Title 24 HERS Testing process for your new construction project. We will complete all of the required Title 24 testing and provide you with everything you need to complete your project and sign off on your permit.
When you pull a permit on a remodel, new addition or new construction project and you are making alterations or adding a new heating, air conditioning or ductwork system, you will need to have HERS testing performed. A preliminary Compliance Certificate is often generated which will determine the final testing requirements.
We are happy to help you with this process! We know the steps to take to get your job done quickly and efficiently in order for you to complete your project and sign off on your city permit. Our raters are certified in new construction projects and we are up to date with all current codes to ensure a job well done.
Our experienced office staff will complete your final paperwork and have it in your inbox within a day or two of testing to make sure that you can call in your final inspection right away if needed. Let us know when you are ready to get your project done and we are ready to help!
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.
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!
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.
Quality Insulation Inspection (QII) is an inspection that ensures the insulation in your home is installed to a particular standard set by the California Energy Commission.
If your energy compliance documentation includes a requirement for a QII, it is imperative to contact us at the beginning of your project so that we can perform the inspection before walls and sheetrock cover up you insulation.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Mechanical Ventilation testing is intended to improve the indoor air quality in your home by testing for low infiltration and natural ventilation rates.
We will perform this test at your bathroom vents to make sure that you are achieving proper ventilation.
When a forced air unit (heater or air conditioner) turns on, a fan blows air through the duct system. This fan draws electricity (measured in watts).
Fan Watt Draw Testing measures how much electricity the fan uses at full power relative to how much air is being moved.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) is the rated efficiency of an air conditioner. A SEER Verification is performed by using a directory of heating and air conditioning equipment to verify that your air conditioner meets the required efficiency rating.
These are just some of the most common tests required in a new construction project. Additional tests include Whole House Fan Testing, Water Heater Verification, etc.
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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