Are your energy bills too high? Do you feel your home is always a little cooler than your friends? Perhaps you don't have the level of comfort you wish to have in your home. Whatever the case may be, Compliance Matters Mechanical can help.
We provide air duct cleaning to help if you suffer from allergies and reduce dust — helping to improve overall air quality in your home. Along with that, we provide the removal and installation of attic insulation for your home. This is done to help reduce your utility bills while increasing your comfort level in your home. Our team also performs Home Energy Rating System (HERS) inspections on behalf of the California Energy Commission. We provide this service for HVAC contractors as a third-party inspector to ensure the system complies with California's Title 24 efficiency standards. As a local, owner-operated company, we love helping our community and helping you feel more comfortable in your home. You can take a look to see what our customers are saying about us right here from our verified reviews!
If you are wondering how we can help you decrease your utility bills and improve your home comfort and air quality, get in touch with us using one of the buttons below! Remember, your comfort matters.
Is your household suffering from heavy allergies? Do you find that you are constantly dusting? Perhaps you are a new home buyer or have just finished a remodel. If any of these sounds like you, you could benefit from a professional air duct cleaning.
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You might be asking yourself, 'don't I already have attic insulation?' Hopefully, you do. The question is, do you have enough? We'll provide you with a few facts here to help paint a picture of the importance of having enough attic insulation.
Heating and cooling costs account for up to 30-50% of the energy used in an average home. This means that losing your home's hot or cold air contributes to a large amount of wasted energy.
Adding insulation to your attic helps reduce your energy costs by lowering the amount of energy you need to keep your home at a comfortable level. Because any changes in your home's temperature must be counteracted by your heating and air conditioning units, these temperature changes can be drastic and make your home vulnerable to higher energy usage and costs.
Air naturally flows from a warm area to a cold one. During the winter months, warm air in your home tries to escape to the cooler air outside, and during the summer months, warm air outside tries to make its way inside to the cooler air in your home. Outlying rooms such as attics, basements, and garages are where this air change can happen the most easily. From there, the air begins to make its way into the rest of the home.
Insulation works by limiting air movement within the home. The still air trapped in the insulation works to help prevent the heat from escaping from one place to the next. Insulation is rated in terms of thermal resistance, called the R-value, which tells you how resistant to heat flow it is. The higher the R-value of the insulation, the better able it is to prevent hot air from moving from one place to another.
The insulation in your attic provides a critical barrier to the transfer of heat. While many people recognize the important role that insulation plays in their homes, especially during the hottest and coldest months of the year, they may not realize that the insulation in your attic may become less effective over time.
Even if you do go into your attic fairly regularly, you probably don't take the time to explore your attic and examine the health of your current insulation. Checking your insulation will require you to bring a light source and walk carefully on the joists that make up your rafters. Without doing so, you may fall through the drywall of your ceiling. Despite the difficulty of checking your current attic insulation, it is useful to do so occasionally. Insulation contamination due to a rodent infestation or mold and mildew can pose a severe health risk to the people living or visiting you in your home.
A rodent infestation isn't the only reason to remove your existing insulation; still, it is one of the most common and important for the effectiveness of the insulation and maintaining proper indoor air quality.
Our team of experts will come and assess the insulation in your home to see if it requires removal, and we can then will install new, more efficient insulation. We'll always be honest and upfront with you, and we are happy to make any further recommendations about improving your energy efficiency.
We guarantee and warranty all of our work. We have worked to build our reputation of honesty and offering real solutions ahead of generating revenue — which means we have many return customers. It's not uncommon for us to walk away from a job because it's not something the customer needs or will benefit from. We would rather be upfront and provide all the options instead of the customer being upset that we sold them a service or solution with little impact.
Did you know that clogged dryer vents are among the leading reasons for home fires? This is why you should never leave the house with the dryer running. If your clothes are taking multiple cycles to dry, there is a high chance your dryer vent is clogged.
Cleaning the lint trip is not enough — at Compliance Matters Mechanical, we clean the entire vent. This means that we also clean behind the wall, not just the dryer itself. We also provide a yearly maintenance program so you can have peace of mind about your dryer being cleaned yearly at a lower rate!
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If you have had a new HVAC system installed, it should have been permitted, and if permitted, the test below (some, not all) would have been completed to certify the work. If not permitted, you, the homeowner, have no safety net if something was installed poorly and is potentially costing you money hidden inside your utility bill.
These tests also can be completed to help diagnose if the homeowners need a new HVAC system or if we can find a better, less expensive alternative.
Homes already with an existing HVAC system that have had a replacement of the following are required to be tested under Title 24:
Homes that have had a new system installed, known as a "cut in," are also required to be tested under Title 24 for efficiency and performance.
Any new installation of a HVAC system, including its ductwork, to a new home, is required to be tested under Title 24:
When using approved modeling software — typically on new construction, the performance approach would be used. This is a much more detailed test model that confirms the predetermined energy budget.
The prescriptive approach is typically used on existing construction or alterations; the test results have expected target results that must be met based on applicable climate codes.
Duct leakage is required under Title 24 and is in place to protect the consumer to ensure the system is with minimal air loss back into the home into unconditioned space (space not lived in). We test this by pressurizing the system to quantify the installation using live, reportable data.
System airflow would be a required test if any refrigerant containing components was changed or installed. This test verifies that the proper amount of air is being circulated through the ductwork of the home or business.
Also known as the “watt-draw” test, to see how effectively the fan motor of the system is operating. If the system is working “too hard,” this is a sign of a future problem to come.
It's just as important that we are compliant in our profession as it is important that your HVAC system is! We have a C20 Contractors license, which means we can legally work on HVAC systems in the state of CA. We have licensed HERS raters also with the state of CA, which means we understand the building science behind the HVAC systems. Plus, we regularly attend training classes to stay up to speed with our industry.
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We started as strictly B2B, performing HERS inspections on behalf of the California Energy Commission. Next, we branched into air duct cleaning because we felt it was an undervalued service that helps our community. Continuing along the lines of building science, we jumped into insulation services — we are commonly asked about ways homeowners can reduce bills or increase comfort, so the transition was natural. The air scrubbers were also looked into for months before we began installation for our customers by performing tests on the material we installed. We have lots of fires in Northern CA, and this also is a solution for those with poor air quality.
Ultimately, we want to be a trusted source in our community, one that is knowledgeable and a cut above the standard. You can see what people in our community are saying about our services here, or you can get in touch with us using one of the buttons below!