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1 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Auditors Toolbox WEATHERIZATION ENERGY AUDITOR SINGLE FAMILY.

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1 1 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Auditors Toolbox WEATHERIZATION ENERGY AUDITOR SINGLE FAMILY WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012

2 2 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov By attending this session, participants will be able to: Identify the necessary auditing tools, equipment, and their use. Explain the purpose of various tools used by auditors. Discuss the importance of following manufacturers recommendations for care and maintenance of tools and equipment. Learning Objectives AUDITORS TOOLBOX

3 3 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Auditors Hand Tools AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photo courtesy of The US Department of Energy

4 4 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Probe exterior walls to determine: What kind and how much insulation is present. Depth of the wall cavity. Do this in several locations. A Very Specialized Probe AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy A non-conductive crochet hook is handy for pulling out a sample of existing insulation.

5 5 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Other Specialized Tools AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy

6 6 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Tool Case AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy

7 7 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Vision Enhancers Digital camera Borescope Testo Video Pro AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy

8 8 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Infrared Imagers Photos courtesy of PA Weatherization Training Center Cold air AUDITORS TOOLBOX Infrared imagers help auditors determine: Air leakage and presence of insulation in inaccessible building cavities. Effectiveness of the thermal boundary. Fluke Infrared Flir Infrared Equipment photos courtesy of and Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy

9 9 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov AUDITORS TOOLBOX Combustion Analyzers Bacharach Fyrite Pro Bacharach Fyrite Insight Testo Photos courtesy of the manufacturers

10 10 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Keep one case just for combustion testing. Smoke pump and filter paper Lighter Combustion analyzer and manual High-temp sealant Appropriate drill bits for test holes Combustion Appliance Test Kit AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photo courtesy of The US Department of Energy

11 11 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Combustion Appliance Testing Above (left to right): Thermometer Draft gauge Inspection mirror Gas leak detection bubbles Smoke pump and smoke test filter paper Combustion analyzer Above counter-clockwise from lower left: Pipe wrenches Long lighter Gas leak detector Inspection mirror AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy

12 12 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Gas Cook Stove Testing Bacharach Monoxor IIIA portable flue section concentrates combustion byproducts for an accurate CO measurement. Photos Courtesy of NRCERT Photos courtesy of and US Dept. of Energy AUDITORS TOOLBOX

13 13 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Combustion Equipment Care Calibrate combustion analyzers every six months o Replace oxygen sensors every one to two years Calibrate carbon monoxide detectors to outside air o Replace CO sensors every three to five years Test gas leak detectors with the gas from a cigarette lighter Fyrite Tech, Bacharach Gas Leak Detector, Bacharach AUDITORS TOOLBOX

14 14 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Blower Door Photo courtesy of The Energy Conservatory Photo courtesy of PA Weatherization Training Center (WTC) AUDITORS TOOLBOX

15 15 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Smoke Generating Device Wizard Stick Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy AUDITORS TOOLBOX

16 16 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Blower Door Care Fan housings that are cracked or misaligned will likely cause false test results. Photo courtesy of Retrotec AUDITORS TOOLBOX

17 17 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Manometers DG-700 (Energy Conservatory) DM-2 (Retrotec) Photos courtesy of The Energy Conservatory and Retrotec AUDITORS TOOLBOX

18 18 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Pressure Pan Photo courtesy of The US Department of Energy Photos courtesy of US Dept. of Energy AUDITORS TOOLBOX

19 19 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Duct Blaster Use duct pressurization testing to quantify: Total duct leakage. Duct leakage to outdoors. Photos courtesy of The Energy Conservatory AUDITORS TOOLBOX

20 20 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Zonal Pressure Diagnostics Conduct zonal pressure diagnostics and interpret results to determine: Location and effectiveness of the air barrier. Alignment of air barrier and thermal boundary. If the pressure of the main house WRT garage indicates serious leaks between the two zones. Photo courtesy of PA Weatherization Training Center Photo courtesy of PA Weatherization Training Center (WTC) AUDITORS TOOLBOX

21 21 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Two-story balloon- framed house with one-story addition and unheated porch over unconditioned basement Zonal Pressure Diagnostics Unsealed/Uninsulated AUDITORS TOOLBOX Image developed for the US DOE WAP National Standardized Curriculum

22 22 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Zonal Pressure Diagnostics Air-sealed/insulated with air barrier and insulation in alignment Sealed/Insulated Image developed for the US DOE WAP National Standardized Curriculum AUDITORS TOOLBOX

23 23 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Measuring Exhaust Fan Flow Energy conservatory exhaust fan flow meter with DG-700 pressure and flow gauge Photos courtesy of The US Department of Energy AUDITORS TOOLBOX

24 24 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Digital Manometer Calibrate every six months. Return to the manufacturer or Calibrate with another digital manometer of the same type DG 700 Manometer, The Energy Conservatory AUDITORS TOOLBOX

25 25 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Moisture Assessment Psychrometer Pin or Non-Contact moisture meters Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photos courtesy of US Dept. of Energy and

26 26 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Circuit Testing & Tracing Tells auditor percent overload on circuit, among other outputs. Circuit tracer determines which fuse/breaker controls which circuit. Live wire tester, especially useful for determining if knob & tube wiring is still live. AUDITORS TOOLBOX Photos courtesy of US Dept. of Energy

27 27 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Base Load Analysis AUDITORS TOOLBOX Brultech Kit 60 watt meter Watts Up Pro meter Photos courtesy of the manufacturers Indoor/outdoor thermometer

28 28 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Class Exercise (15 minutes) Class Participation – Tips from the Field

29 29 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Equipment Calibration Schedule Calibrate diagnostic instruments on a regular basis. Maintain a record of calibrations and repairs for: o Digital manometers. o Combustion analysis equipment. o Gas leak detectors. o Carbon monoxide detectors. AUDITORS TOOLBOX

30 30 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Safety Upgrades Replace: Aluminum ladders – use industrial-rated, non- conductive fiberglass ladders. Frayed or undersized extension cords. Ungrounded power tools. Hammers with mushroomed heads. Dull drill bits, saw blades, utility knife blades. Worn out respirators and safety glasses. AUDITORS TOOLBOX

31 31 | WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM STANDARDIZED CURRICULUM – December 2012eere.energy.gov Summary The tools shown in this lesson represent the majority of essential tools for performing an energy audit on a house. Scheduled tool and equipment maintenance avoids downtime and lost production. As always, follow manufacturer recommendations for routine care and maintenance of diagnostic equipment. Dont get caught without spare batteries. AUDITORS TOOLBOX


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