Should you choose to have the testing done on your home, Guaranteed Watt Saver, located in Oklahoma City, provides this testing and verification service for Paul Methvin Homes, Inc. Prior to constructing a house, GWS will analyze the houseplan, planning the heat and air layout and unit size, and rating the energy efficiency of the house. During construction, GWS inspects the house at the wall insulation stage to verify correct insulation installation prior to installing sheetrock. When construction is complete, GWS performs a blower door test to determine the home's airtightness.
Whether you choose to have the testing done or not, your home will be constructed with exactly the same energy efficiency and rigorous standard as the homes that are tested. The savings you will experience are based on heating, cooling, and hot water energy use and are typically achieved through a combination of:
Building envelope upgrades (better sealing of exterior walls)
High performance windows
Controlled air infiltration
Upgraded heating and air conditioning systems
Tight duct systems
Upgraded water heating equipment
These features contribute to lower energy usage, lower utility bills, increase friendliness to the environment, and provide greater home comfort.