About California Air Duct Testers...
In an effort to make California a greener state, and to help homeowners save money on their energy bills, the California Energy Commission (CEC) wrote Title 24 to set Building Energy Efficiency Standards and designated HERS raters to perform HVAC (Heating Air Conditioning and Ventilation) rating services for Title 24 compliance and verification purposes. The word HERS is an acronym for Home Energy Rating System. (For more detailed information on Title 24, click here)
As of July 1, 2014, the state of California is now requiring that each city's building department enforces proper Title 24 compliance in order to pull a building permit for residential HVAC prescriptive alterations. As part of compliance, an Air Duct Pressure Test for leakage is required to be performed by a third party HERS rater when the HVAC alteration takes place. In some cases, other tests may be required in order to verify compliance. (For more detailed information on HERS Raters, click here)
At California Air Duct Testers we proudly heed the call to provide such services. With 10 years of experience in the HVAC industry, Joe Novelo, owner and certified HERS rater, is committed to providing THE BEST possible HVAC rating and Title 24 verification services available to home owners and HVAC contractors in California, primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area... for now.
In the State of California there are only 2 certified HERS rater training providers and registries for Title 24 compliance and verification. USERA is one of the two and is the best, easiest to use, and reliable of registries available to the state of California.
Along with being a Certified HERS rater, Joe Novelo is also EPA Universal level certified. The State of California requires that HERS raters be at least Level 2 EPA Certified.