Home Energy Rating Service

State Certified HERS Raters
HERS TEST - Duct leak testing - ADU - QII Testing
805 551-1050


WHAT IS CHANGING FROM 2016 TO 2019 Standards
The 2019 standards will be implemented statewide on January 1, 2020 
Usually changes every 3 years.
45L FEDERAL $2000 TAX CREDIT EXTENDED THROUGH 2021!
Available for some new construction and ADU's


NEW HOME REQUIREMENTS

Quality Insulation Installation and associated HERS testing is prescriptively required.

• Whole house fan testing.

• Kitchen exhaust hood verification.
Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) Product Directory HVI.org/prod directory
Kitchen Range Hood Verification requirements

• Home infiltration (blower door) if project utilizes continuous exhaust for attached
dwellings.

• HVAC systems require MERV 13 filter.

• Water heater credit for Drain Water Heat Recovery system.

• Residential Solar

• The new code requires solar photovoltaic systems for new homes.
For new residential homeowners, based on a 30-year mortgage, the Energy Commission estimates that the new code will add about $40 to an average monthly payment, but save consumers $80 on monthly heating, cooling and lighting bills. Nonresidential buildings will use about 30 percent less energy due mainly to lighting upgrades.


***   QII Handbook - Install your insulation the correct way   ***    PDF 
DON'T DRYWALL YOUR WALLS BEFORE YOUR HERS INSPECTION! 
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