How Efficient is Your Home?

The Home Energy Yardstick is a basic performance-based home assessment that looks at the actual energy use of your home (based on your last 12 months of utility bills) compared to that of similar homes. To ensure that homes across the country can be properly compared, the Yardstick uses a statistical algorithm to take into account the effects of local weather, home size, and number of occupants on your home’s energy use.

A home that scores a ’10’ on the Yardstick scale used less energy over the last 12 months and performed well compared to its peers; while a home that scores a ‘1’ used more energy and performed poorly compared to its peers.

You can increase your Yardstick score by improving the energy efficiency of the features and/or equipment of your home or by making changes in the way you operate your home to use less energy. You can revisit the Yardstick each month (when your bills arrive) to see the impacts of the energy efficient improvements you make to your home or changes in the way you operate it.

The Home Energy Yardstick is not meant to replace a home energy audit conducted by a professional. The best way to assess the root causes of high energy bills or uncomfortable spaces is to have a home energy professional assess your home.

See how your home scores!


Sanuvox SR+

On April 15th, 2013 Sanuvox Technologies Inc. will be releasing the all new cost effective

SR+ In-Duct UV Air Treatment System designed to treat residential applications up to 2,000sq.ft.

Homeowners and builders are forced to seal their homes to save energy and resources by not having to reheat and re-cool the air. A major disadvantage to this is not being able to bring in enough fresh outside air to lower the concentrations of contaminants within the home. The Sanuvox SR+UV system is the ideal solution to compliment a home’s filtration system by addressing the thousands of biological & chemical contaminants that pass through even the highest efficiency filter.

According to Aaron Engel, Sanuvox Vice-President Marketing, “We have seen stellar growth with our premium R+ UV Air Treatment System over the last few years; the R+ was almost 20 years in the making bringing innovative features such as improved efficiency, installation, ease of troubleshooting and maintenance to market. From our perspective, we were missing an entry level unit with the same premium features.” Aaron Engel goes onto say “The SR+ brings many of the features that made the R+ so innovative but at a more affordable price point for those installers who service smaller homes up to 2,000sq.ft.”

The SR+ employs Sanuvox’s proprietary UV process to effectively destroy airborne viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, VOCs and odors that continually circulate within the home’s HVAC system and building in concentration within the home’s envelope. Installation requires approximately 20 minutes as the unit is plug-and-play and relies on a microprocessor controlled sensor for automatic operation.

The SR+ will be readily available at leading HVAC Wholesalers across the United States and Canada beginning April 15th 2013.

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