Why should your home be tested? Many houses suffer from problems that homeowners don’t realize are actually energy related. Energy testing and audits help homeowners discover where and how their homes are using energy inefficiently, and what can be done to rectify the situation. A blower door test can find leaks in your envelope (walls, ceilings, windows, doors) and a duct test determines the duct leakage. Both of these tests are required by the newer building energy codes.
All new buildings, additions and envelope-renovated buildings should be tested before occupancy; it’s just good practice. Existing buildings can be tested as part of an energy re-education effort. For more information on the type of test and certifying bodies, see the home energy tests tab.
The W.Va. Office of Energy and AD Hall and Associates, an engineering/consulting firm, has developed a list of certified testers and raters who will test buildings within specific WV counties.
The state of West Virginia and AD Hall do not endorse building testers or raters. Solicit multiple bids and check relevant insurance and licensing of the professionals under consideration.
The W.Va. Office of Energy is responsible for the formulation and implementation of fossil and renewable projects and energy efficiency initiatives designed to advance energy resource development opportunities and to provide energy services to businesses, communities, and homeowners in West Virginia.