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New Construction

HERS® ratings and HVAC reports are required for building permits, blower door and duct leakage testing for a final Certificate of Occupancy.

 

Building a new Home?

With the U.S. housing market growing and new, stricter building codes for HVAC, there is a need for new construction duct sealing.

The PR Newswire, backed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  announced that 4 out of 10 custom U.S. homes are built with improper HVAC. A major culprit for this shocking stat is duct leakage.

If ductwork is installed in a new home but not sealed effectively, then duct leakage will occur. Meaning, the air being pushed through the ducts from the furnace will leak through unwanted, tiny holes and not actually reach the rooms you want it to go.

Ductwork installed in new homes can either be sealed by hand (e.g. mastic, tape), which is very labor intensive and can be hard to know if all the duct leakage is fixed. Or ductwork can be sealed using our computerized duct sealing technology that reduces the manual hassle and more effectively eliminates duct leakage in new homes.

Smartseal is compliant with all new town code building and HVAC requirements. We provide HERS ratings and HVAC reports required for building permits, blower door and duct leakage testing for final C of O.

With Smartseal in your new home you will save money, save energy and save the environment in the process. You can also rest assured that your new building code requirements will be met.

Our HERS rater will test your new HVAC system

HERS stands for Home Energy Rating Systems and is an umbrella organization that brings together lending agencies, utilities, energy providers, and the homebuilding industry to rate the energy performance of residences.

For newly constructed homes, the Building Energy Efficiency Standards require testing of ducts, if a ducted HVAC system is installed. This sealed duct testing is mandatory, there are no exceptions.

Municipal Requirenments

Town of Southampton:

Compliance with NYSECC and HERS®– Dwellings with up to 4,500 sq ft of conditioned space must achieve a rating of 54 or less. Dwellings with over 4,500 sq ft of conditioned space must achieve a rating of 35 or less. Manual J Report, Manual D Report, Manual S Report, and RESCHECK required with permit submittal. Blower door and duct leakage testing required.

Town of East Hampton:

Compliance with NYSECC and HERS®– Dwellings with up to 4,500 sq ft of conditioned space must achieve a rating of 54 or less. Dwellings with over 4,500 sq ft of conditioned space must achieve a rating of 35 or less. Manual J Report, Manual D Report, Manual S Report and RESCHECK required with permit submittal. Blower Door and duct leakage testing required.

Village of East Hampton:

Compliance with NYSECC demonstrated by providing a full HERS® analysis and a score of 54 or less. Manual J,S & D Reports and RESCHECK required with permit submittal. Blower door and duct leakage testing required.

Town of Southold:

Compliance with NYSECC and RESCHECK required at time of permit submittal. Manual J, Manual D, Manual S Reports required prior to HVAC work. Blower door and duct leakage testing required.