A Compilation of Current Home Performance Standards

THIS ARTICLE WAS REVISED on 6-21-16 with more complete info on the table attached.

You may not be aware, but there are several Home Performance standards currently available to the public.

We have put together a table that compares the different diagnostics tests that each standard calls for.

Table comparing home performance diagnostic testing standards Rev 1

Further details on the following major categories of products may be found at the links below:

Combustion Analyzers

Ambient CO Meters

Gas Leak Detectors

Blower Doors

Duct Leakage Testers

AirFlow Meters

Thermal Imagers

Moisture Meters

Electrical Measurements

Here is a detailed listing of these standards:

ACCA Standard 12 (ANSI): Home Evaluation and Performance Improvement

Get a free copy here: www.bit.ly/ACCA-12


ACCA Standard 5 (ANSI): HVAC Quality Installation Verification Protocols

Get a free copy here: www. www.bit.ly/ACCA-5


BPI 1200 (ANSI): Standard Practice for Basic Analysis of Buildings

Get a free copy here: http://www.bit.ly/bpi1200


RESNET Advisory Standards: Chapter 8, Standard for Performance Testing and Work Scope

View here for free: www.bit.ly/RESNET-standards

(Will be updated by amendment with some reference to RESNET Standard 380, likely by Fall 2016.)


RESNET 380: Standard for Testing Air Tightness of Building Enclosures, Airtightness of Heating and Cooling Air Distribution Systems and Airflow of Mechanical Ventilation Systems

Get a free copy here: bit.ly/resnet380

Not yet in effect. This standard will likely supersede some parts of RESNET Chapter 8, likely by Fall 2016.)




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Sale on discontinued items

UPDATE 5-23-16:

We will update try to update the list frequently.

TruTech Tools, LTD is offering for sale a list of about 300 items at clearance pricing. See them at this link: FierySale list and order sheet dated 5-23-16 -5


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Choose any items on the list, total must come to a minimum purchase of $500. First come first served, when an item is gone, it is gone. FREE shipping on all items. No additional discounts will be honored. Gift certificates cannot be used for payment. No returns, refunds or credits on account will be issued. Only credit card payments will be accepted. Not eligible for TruReward$ points.


Fill out the order form and email to info@TruTechTools.com or fax to 1-866-694-8655.

You will receive a phone call back to verify that requested items are in stock. You will also be given the final amount due (including sales tax if shipping address is in OH or PA) and we will secure a credit card payment.

Please complete the form legibly. We are not responsible for typographical errors.

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Your Input on Advances in Diagnostic Testing Equipment

On May 11, 2016, Bill Spohn will be presenting to his local RSES group on the topic of “Understanding the Features and Limits of Your Diagnostic Testing Equipment” – a synopsis of the session is below.
Bill is looking for your input and opinions on the following statement:
“Lots of people are raving how they increase their productivity.”
Are you pro or con? Or could care less?
drop Bill an email and let him know what you think!
If there is enough feedback, Bill will write a blog post or article on the topic.
The Team at TruTech Tools, LTD
“Understanding the Features and Limits of Your Diagnostic Testing Equipment”
Technology keeps on advancing and with it the technology that is in your tool kit.
Bill Spohn, President and Owner of TruTech Tools, LTD (and formerly with Bacharach and Testo for 10 years each) will give an overview of the changes in diagnostic test equipment technology that he has seen in the last 25 years.
Most notably we will discus the acceleration towards new wireless and smart device based products.
Lots of people are raving how they increase their productivity. Bill will share his opinion and some data on this.


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A logging DVM that connects to your phone….

idvm 510Take a look at this new product.


TruTech Tools is excited to have the chance to be the first distributor in the HVACR space contacted by the manufacturer.


The verdict is in, we are carrying the product!

Come see it on the site and pre-order here: www.trutechtools.com/iDVM510

It’s on board storage of 20,000 readings and BlueTooth connectivity make it quite interesting!


  • Configure electrical measurements and data logging via free mobile app
  • Save and share electrical measurements via mobile device
  • Android(R) and iOS(R) compatible (very soon)
  • Will speak measurements to you at rate you set in phone.
  • Electrician grade CAT IV 600V & CAT III 1000V – IEC/EN61010 ETL tested
  • 6000 count (3 3/4 digit) resolution
  • Includes: iDVM 510, test probes, K-type thermocouple, magnetic hanging strap

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75 National Scholarships Available for Contractors

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As part of the Home Performance Coalition’s grant from E4TheFuture, 75 scholarships for home performance contractors from underrepresented populations to attend the 2016 ACI National Home Performance Conference will be awarded.
Scholarship Objective:
One of the primary goals of this scholarship program is to attract a more diverse group of home performance contractors to the national conference. New entrants to the industry, small businesses, minority and women owned businesses, as well as minority and female staff members from any home performance contracting company are encouraged to apply.

If awarded, this scholarship will include:
Conference Registration Fee – $775 value

Includes conference workshops, educational sessions, evening sessions, access to the trade show, and 2 networking receptions. Also included is continental breakfast on Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday, and lunch on Tuesday & Wednesday. Hotel accommodations, travel, additional meals, and personal expenses are not included. Subject to change.

Please complete all sections of the application by  clicking here. Applications must be received by February 19, 2016.



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How to avoid paying for free downloads: a note for our Canadian customers

Sometimes our website is a little tough to navigate when you are getting a free download.

This happens a lot with our customers form Canada.

To remedy this, please follow the attached instructions.


Canada free order process










Free Download Checkout process for Canadian Customers

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The shortage of skilled workers: A powerful infographic

Check out this info graphic developed by www.ExploreTheTrades.org

Powerful info about our economic future….



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