DOMTOR are Energy conscious professionals who will work with home-owners to find economical and practical solutions to home performance problems.
Is your Home Efficient? Are you throwing money away every month on unnecessary energy costs?
The answer to those questions for the majority of homeowners in Nova Scotia would be NO and YES and they may not even realize it.
Did you know that annually you lose 20-30% of your home energy to Air Leaks and improperly sealed building envelopes? This statement applies to older home and in many cases even new construction.
Let our team of professionally trained home inspectors, Infrared building surveyors, Energy Advisors and weatherization specialists help you.
Our goal is to provide cost effective measures that can be done on a modest budget
Optimizing your homes performance will save money on home energy costs. It does not have to mean huge expenses or renovation costs. Most importantly we help determine the overall health of your home by assessing measures such as air quality testing and HVAC Testing. Contact us today and let us show you how easily it can be to keep those energy dollars in your pocket and make your home environment a healthy one.
We will provide comprehensive reporting to homeowners and educate them on problem areas within their home as well as offer comprehensive solutions to mediate these issues.
Blower Door Testing
A Blower Door is used to find air leakage in your home, by quantitatively measuring air changes per hour.
A Blower Door is a powerful fan that mounts into the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air out of the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed cracks and openings so we can locate the leakage areas.
Natural air leakage, or air infiltration, occurs when outside air enters a house uncontrollably through cracks and openings. Properly air sealing such cracks and openings in your home can significantly reduce heating and cooling costs, improve building durability, and create a healthier indoor environment.
Note: that air sealing alone can't replace the need for proper insulation throughout your home, which is needed to reduce heat flow.
Want to step up your home Efficiency Game Plan and Optimize your homes Performance ??
DOMTOR Energy also offers additional services. Call Us today for pricing !!! Also visit the top of our page for all of our Healthy Home Options that are available to you!
Our home inspections typically range approximately 3 hours depending on the size of the house. You are invited to follow along with your inspector as he performs your inspection. By being present at the inspection I can familiarize you with the home and explain things to you as we move through the house.
Thermal imaging, or thermography uses infrared technology to detect very small differences in temperature. Every material has a unique thermal signature and when moisture, heat, or cold are introduced into the structure the thermal signature changes. These changes can be subtle or dramatic but with infrared scanning technology, the thermal signatures are detected where they wouldn't be able to be seen with the naked eye.
Energy Loss Testing
Heat loss and/or cold air infiltration can be detected using an infrared camera and blower door testing. It is a fast and effective tool for identifying areas where insulation is missing or has failed so that corrective action may be taken. Once the opportunities for improvement are identified a mitigation process can be executed and then the home or business can be retested to ensure the work preformed was done Correctly. These changes can make a dynamic difference in energy consumption which means lower utility bills and assist with making the home healthier.
DOMTOR Energy Advanced Testing Services
81 Kytes Hill Drive - A home efficiency journey
Doing it the DOMTOR Energy Way
Through Advanced Home Performance testing, Building Science and methodology we were able to decrease energy consumption in this home by 55%. We are not stopping there, we are on The Path to Zero, stay tuned for future results as we move towards becoming a NETZERO Home!!!! Join Us and others as we move towards the Path to Zero.
At a cost of 15.805 cents per KWH
Original 140 Gigajoules = $6147.40/yr ($512 month)in energy costs
After upgrades 63 Gigajoules=$2766.33/yr ($230 month) energy costs
Savings = $3381.07 a year or $281.76 a month = 55%
If we make the assumption based that 20-30% is a result of draft meditation we saved between $614.74 (20%) and $922.05 a year in energy costs.