What is ASHRAE (And, Yes, They Are Rocket Scientists)?

ASHRAE is a name I throw around a lot in the credits section of audits. And why not, they’re authoritative guys. But…who or what the heck is ASHRAE? ASHRAE is not a group of mad scientists, not matter what they think. The acronym stands for the American Society of Heating, Refridgeration and Air Conditioning …

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What is the Combustion Air Zone (I Can Has CAZ?)

What is the Combustible Air Zone? I may start an entire category called ‘Clarifying technical energy audit concepts’. Another energy auditing acronym, the CAZ is the Combustible Air Zone, which sounds like something out of “Top Gun,” doesn’t it? Well, it’s closer to an invisible shield, and that makes it much cooler. Combustion Air Zone …

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Combustion Testing Video

Setting up and running combustion testing is important for the general safety and welfare of your home. Energy auditors are trained in combustion testing, so this is for professional use. However, these videos give you a general idea of how it’s actually performed. Combustion testing tests fuel leaks, carbon monoxide levels, harmful gas leakage and …

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