New Home Performance Testing 

for Code Compliance and Energy Star Certification


As a RESNET accredited company, Comfy House serves as a third party contractor who verifies the energy performance of new homes. Working for several different home builders, Comfy House tests homes for Energy Star and energy code compliance. One of Comfy House's home energy raters will come to the site prior to the completion of construction and test the airtightness of the house and the ducts, verify the quality of air sealing and insulation, test HVAC airflows, check equipment efficiency and other energy efficiency measures such as lighting, windows, and solar orientation. The goal is to verify that the house meets all the requirements of an Energy Star or code compliant home.


We are very proud of our part in the energy efficiency market transformation of the past few years. We have inspected several thousand houses for code compliance, Energy Star certification and other code programs. Due to our guidance and the efforts of our building partners, our average house is 40% more efficient than houses of just a few years ago.

 

Due to the fact that we must fail houses that don't make the grade, it is not an easy business to make friends. However we have had tremendous success because we have a culture of respect for the working tradesmen. 

We always strive to offer the most beneficial test and solutions possible.

Tests start at $190

Call: 412.423.9034


Contractor Warranty Service


For owners of recently purchased new homes that are having HVAC and/or comfort issues, Comfy House serves as a third party warranty service contractor who will come out to the house to determine the cause of the issue and how to resolve it. 


We provide this service for both contractors and homeowners. These services start at $250.

Call: 412.423.9034


Energy Retrofits


As you may have guessed by now, Comfy House offers total energy retrofit  contracting services. After many years of doing energy audits and writing audit reports, we simply could not find contractors that offered the quality of work we knew was required to maximize the energy efficiency and comfort of existing homes. Therefore, we expanded into a full service home performance contracting company dedicated to the highest quality in air sealing and insulation. We perform our work to meet the objectives stated in the audit report. All of our work meets or exceeds Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards.


After work is completed, we perform quality assurance and test-out of the building to assure that the customer is satisfied with the work, that the work was completed as described, and to measure the improvement in the airtightness of the building and (if applicable) the ducts.


If you are really serious about lowering your energy bills and having a very comfortable house, you should give us a call.

Call: 412.423.9034

 

As a Building Performance company near Pittsburgh, Comfy House offers local services in Western Pennsylvania that match everything that we do nationwide , plus a lot more!

​The services that we offer locally include Energy Audits, Comfort Analysis,  Contractor Warranty Service, New Home Performance Testing for Code Compliance and Energy Star Certification, Load Calculations, Energy Modeling, Energy Retrofits, and Assessment of Structural Damage caused by excessive energy use.


If you need any of our services, please call: 

Call: 412.423.9034

 

Local Services

Energy Audits


Energy Audits are a study of your home using advanced tools, measurements, visual observations and many years of building science experience. From the information obtained we can show you, through an audit report, the most cost effective solutions for excessive energy use and discomfort.  


An energy audit really is the best initial investment that you can make if you are ready to get serious about reducing energy cost and increasing comfort. Over the years we have seen many instances where people spend a lot of money, without the proper guidance and strategies to cut energy cost, with little success. An audit will provide you with this guidance and these strategies. We make sure that things are done right from the start. 


Comfy House offers audits at the following rates:

Walk through audits: start at  $375 

Full energy audits with performance testing start at $600


In addition, Comfy House offers special audit rates through the ReEnergize Pittsburgh Healthy Homes Incentive Program, and the First Energy Residential Audit Program.

 

Call 412-423-9034 to schedule an energy audit. 


Load Calculations and Energy Modeling 


As a professional contractor or architect, we know you don't have time to waste and you want to know what we can do for you. So, in a nutshell, here it is. We can be an affordable source for block load calculations and Rescheck forms to file with regulating agencies. We perform room by room calcs for complex retrofits where you need to know CFMS and GPMS. We can even enable some of you to propose work that you might normally walk away from, as long as you throw our fees in with your price.


We can even be your way out of the door if your customer doesn't want to pay for proper minimal design services. Have you ever needed a second opinion to close a deal after a customer was under-quoted and under sized by a fly by night? Have you ever bid and won a job a bit over your head? Did you ever have an unhappy customer because you had to guess in the peak seasons when you had 4 load calculations to do and only time for one? Or are you simply a firm with some really good installers and service techs that are not really strong with load calculations?* 


With over 20 years of experience in residential design, We know the right questions to ask and the right things to look for in order to help you achieve your residential design objectives.  


Are you a green contractor? We are green by design. If you need help with the Energy Star/ Resnet Home Energy Rating System, or if you are simply looking for the most affordable ways to achieve code, we can help. In many states, we can help with the DOE Rescheck code compliance forms.  


Call: 412.423.9034


Energy & Comfort Analysis


 These services are frequently needed on both old and newer homes. They can be pretty tricky and they sometimes require a lot of skill to pinpoint the problems. Say for instance that you have a room that is colder or warmer than the rest of the house. Or you have a room with poor airflow. Insulation could be poorly aligned, ductwork could be too leaky or even disconnected. Perhaps the ductwork wasn't even designed properly. Comfy House will evaluate these issues on-site to determine the cause and nature of the problem, and will prepare a scope of work that will list and explain how to resolve the comfort issues. We are experts at finding the problems and offering the most affordable ways to correct them. 

We have inspected thousands of homes and we know what to look for.


We provide this service for both contractors and homeowners. These services start at $250.

Call: 412.423.9034


Building Damage Assessment


Ice damming , mold, interstitial moisture , warping of materials, rusted out lintels and frozen water pipes are frequently symptoms of excessive wasted energy. We can help you to pinpoint the problems and offer educated solutions..