Home Performance Testing

At R-Value Insulators, LLC, total home performance testing often accompanies our work, and occurs at a customer’s request.

Existing structure performance testing

R-Value Insulators, LLC, has performed numerous pre- and post-work performance tests on homes and office buildings throughout northern Wisconsin. We specifically evaluate a structure for airtightness, since airtightness is the most important factor in achieving a more energy efficient building. The total home performance test results below clearly illustrate R-Value Insulators, LLC’s ability to improve airtightness in our retrofit projects.

Customer Year Initial Test Post Test Change in %
CFM50 ACH50 CFM50 ACH50
Residential 2015 5780 9.32 1497 2.41 -74%
Residential 2015 1942 7.43 1560 5.96 -20%
Residential 2015 2993 9.65 1862 6.01 -38%
Residential 2015 2575 5.72 3157 4.79 -16%
Residential 2015 2666 11.21 1266 5.32 -53%
Residential 2014 2957 6.34 2246 4.81 -24%
Residential 2014 4492 11.19 1731 4.31 -61%
Residential 2014 3940 13.02 2368 7.83 -40%
Residential 2014 5780 9.32 1497 2.41 -74%
Residential 2014 3201 9.97 1299 4.04 -59%
Residential 2013 2575 6.8 1097 2.9 -57%
Commercial 2013 9788 5.79 4524 2.68 -54%
Residential 2013 2308 2.53 1634 1.79 -29%
Residential 2012 2426 5.76 1799 4.27 -26%
Commercial 2012 9154 13.4 2615 3.83 -71%
Residential 2012 2988 6.09 1569 3.2 -47%
Commercial 2012 9886 9.85 4889 4.88 -51%
Residential 2012 1639 5028 1044 4.07 -36%
Residential 2012 6103 6.48 3565 3.78 -42%
Residential 2012 1652 5.00 1089 3.17 -35%
Residential 2012 1980 4.08 1254 2.58 -37%

New structure performance testing

During the construction of a new home or business, insulation is the ONLY facet of building that offers an actual return on investment. That said, insulation needs expert consideration, installation, and testing to ensure energy efficiency from day one. That’s why R-Value Insulators, LLC, looks at whole home performance during a new home construction.

While R-Value Insulators, LLC, cannot pre-performance test a new structure, we CAN test after construction completion to clearly indicate insulation excellence and lack of air leakage in the new structure. These two factors add value for the structure owner while saving him or her money throughout the life of the structure.

 

Airtightness Testing Results – New Homes
Year CFM50 ACH50 % Better Than Code
2015 734 0.95  33.6%
2014 463 0.82  32.2%
2014 740 0.89  29.0%
2014 1024 1.9  28.5%
2013 303 0.96  26.6%
2013 426 1.47  28.6%

Let R-Value Insulators, LLC, PROVE your structure’s energy-efficiency and airtightness for your peace of mind. Call 715-420-0752 or email info@rvalueinsulators.com today.