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:
Ambient CO Meters
Gas Leak Detectors
Duct Leakage Testers
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.)
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.
Take 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
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.
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.
REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE HERE.
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.
Free Download Checkout process for Canadian Customers
Check out this info graphic developed by www.ExploreTheTrades.org
Powerful info about our economic future….
In today’s data-driven world of satellite uplinks, wireless networks, and the Internet, it is common to hear the terms “data logging” and “data loggers” and not really have a firm grasp of what they are.
Most people have a vague idea that data logging involves electronically collecting information about the status of something in the environment, such as temperature, relative humidity, or energy use.
They’re right, but that’s just a small view of what data logging is. In the fields of building performance and environmental research, everyone seems to be using data loggers. But what are they, and why are they useful?
Onset/Hobo the world’s leading manufacturer of dataloggers, has prepared this primer to the world of dataloggers, giving you a straight forward overview of this fascinating area of measurement science!
CLICK HERE FOR A OVERIVEW OF data-logger-basics
If you are interested in purchasing a datalogger, click HERE
All info courtesy of and (C) Onset Computer Corporation
FieryChill has been acquired by TruTechTools and we’re opening a counter on 7-29-15 in Akron, OH!
You’re invited to the
The July 29 Grand Opening
Of the TruTech Tools and FieryChill Counter!
515 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd, Suite H
Akron, OH 44319
We are excited to announce that TruTech Tools, LTD has acquired the assets of and will now operate http://www.FieryChill.com – a website devoted to providing the best parts, components and supplies for HVACR and building performance contractors. Click HERE or on the image above to hear a video invitation from Josh! Adding parts and equipment and a counter is natural progression and excellent fit for the growth of the TruTech Tools businesses.
Our team is growing
With the acquisition we added two employees, Dan Hunter and Matt Kolker. Dan is a 14 year veteran of the HVACR trade and was a principal at FieryChill and is now a business partner at TruTech Tools, LTD. Matt brings computer, technical and customer service skills to us.
The company is growing!
In addition to adding a company, our business is growing, so we have recently doubled our warehouse/office space and increased inventory levels in order to maintain the high level of service you have come to expect. The entire team has spent many hours planning, preparing and building out our facility to better serve our customers.
See our new showroom / pick up counter at 515 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Suite H, Akron, OH 44319. Click HERE for a map.
We’ll get things started at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 and run to about 3:30 PM.
We’ll have some special offers and prizes! Come meet the team. Don’t miss out!
Helena, Montana — July 15, 2015 — Habitat X, organizer of the national think tank for the sustainable building industry, will convene the 2015 Habitat X Summer National Conference this July 21-23 at Big Sky Resort, Montana. Montana Lieutenant Governor Angela McLean will offer welcoming comments, discuss the Montana SMART Schools initiative, and sit for a candid interview on Tuesday July 21st at 10:00 am in the Madison Room.
Learn more: http://habitatx.com/press-release-july15-2015/