Poorly designed & installed HVAC systems are common. In fact, studies show that 50% have improper airflow, and 60-80% have improper refrigerant charge.
Our HVAC grading services are designed to help homebuilders avoid comfort callbacks and ensure your systems are designed and installed properly.
HVAC grading is typically performed in tandem with high performance building programs, such as HERS Ratings or ENERGY STAR Certification. This allows homebuilders to cost effectively improve HERS Index Scores & qualify homes for the 45L tax credits.
There are 3 HVAC installation grade levels (l, ll & lll). Grade I installation can improve the HERS Index score by up to 6 points.
ENERGY STAR home builders will enjoy a new streamlined certification option through HVAC Grading (Track A). This pathway does not require the use of a credentialed HVAC contractor or completion of the HVAC commissioning checklist. We take care of all that for you!
HVAC Grading can be performed in lieu of using a credentialed HVAC Contractor. This opens your options for selecting the contractor of choice.
MERV is the industry standard for air filter performance. The higher the MERV rating, the more particulates the filter can pull out of the air, which leads to cleaner indoor air.