Free Home Energy Assessment


Find out where you could be throwing money away

You wouldn’t want a doctor to operate on you before giving you a physical examination, right? It’s the same with contractors. You shouldn’t let them replace your air conditioning system until they conduct a thorough home inspection and system performance test.

50 Point A/C System Engineering Assessment

Free with A/C Estimate

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free Home Energy Assessment

When you call ECM, a highly-trained comfort advisor shows up, armed with the latest home performance technology and diagnostic tools. They’ll conduct a 50-Point Comfort and Energy Assessment.

Your comfort advisor then analyzes the data collected to determine your equipment’s optimum performance. They will provide options and costs for a customized solution, as well as estimated energy savings.

In most homes, this procedure takes about two hours and provides minimal disruption to your regular household routine.

System Performance Test

Air Handler

  • 1. Perform a complete equipment, ductwork and energy survey assessment.
  • 2. Perform a Manual J Heat Load Calculation
  • 3. Match equipment size and BTU’s of cooling based on Heat Load.
  • 4. Select the equipment based on size and location limitations
  • 5. Check Air Handler location for proper code clearances
  • 6. Check Heater size KW and electrical AMP draw
  • 7. Check electrical panel for proper breaker size
  • 8. Check electrical panel for proper breaker size
  • 9. Check main drain line condition
  • 10. Check drain line for blockages
  • 11. Check emergency drain pan location
  • 12. Check PVC emergency drain line condition and pitch
  • 13. Check the condition of air handler stand
  • 14. Measure the size of the air handler stand
  • 15. Check for insulation on the interior of the stand
  • 16. Check thermostat location
  • 17. Check low voltage wiring condition
  • 18. Check electrical disconnect box for proper circuit breaker size
  • 19. Check electrical A/C disconnect box for proper wire size


  • 20. Inspect all ductwork for condition and air leaks
  • 21. Measure the supply and return duct plenum in attic
  • 22. Determine maximum air flow capacity of Supply Plenum
  • 23. Determine air flow capacity of Return Plenum
  • 24. Enlarge the Supply Duct Plenum to match new a/c air flow requirements
  • 25. Enlarge the Return Duct Plenum to match new a/c air flow requirements
  • 26. Measure the ducts to each room
  • 27. Identify all hot rooms with undersized supply ducts
  • 28. Enlarge the Supply Duct to each Hot Room for proper air flow
  • 29. Balance air flow distribution throughout home for max performance
  • 30. Measure the return air grill – 150 Sq. inches per ton minimum
  • 31. 4 Ton A/C (150 x 4 = 600 Sq. In) minimum grill size required (20 x30)
  • 32. Repair all air leas identified at time of installation
  • 33. Seal all air leaks with silver tape and mastic compound


  • 34. Open Electrical Panel and Visually inspect the condition of Buzz Bars for overheating
  • 35. Open Electrical Panel and Visually inspect the size of wiring and circuit breakers
  • 36. Inspect the AMP capacity of A/C circuit breakers for code compliance
  • 37. Inspect wiring for proper size and code rating
  • 38. Upgrade wiring to match code if necessary
  • 39. Upgrade Circuit Breaker to match code if necessary
  • 40. Replace exterior condenser electrical whip
  • 41. Check Condition of the exterior electrical disconnect box
  • 42. Check the location of exterior disconnect box – 15″ Clearance per code
  • 43. Replace exterior disconnect box due to safety conditions


  • 44. Inspect condenser concrete pad for cracks and code compliance
  • 45. Concrete Pad – code clearance requires a minimum 2″ clearance on all 4 sides
  • 46. Fasten condenser to concrete slab using approved HURRICANE anchors on all 4 sides
  • 47. Assure Code Compliance and Safety Requirements are Met
  • 48. Electrical Box requires a 15′ INCH clearance from the side of A/C for code compliance
  • 49. Check electrical disconnect box for proper wire and breaker size


  • 50. Check Location of Thermostat for proper temperature reading

Home Energy Solutions

The purpose our home energy assessments is to identify ways to conserve energy, increase comfort, improve indoor air quality and provide all necessary information to engineer the right system and offer alternative energy solutions such as 16 SEER to 20 SEER air conditioning, water heater replacement, attic installation, duct sealing, window tinting, solar electric panels (photovoltaic) and solar hot water. ECM has helped thousands of homeowners achieve a huge monthly savings on their utility bills.

Cooling Efficiency Chart

Home Energy Assessment

The Average Air Conditioner Loses
3% Efficiency Per Year

That’s 30% Efficiency Loss in 10 Years!

Costs based on 2,800 annual cooling hours and 12 cents Kwh
(average for South Florida)

Due to Age and Efficiency Loss
Your old 10 SEER A/C is now operating at 7 SEER

A 7 SEER Air Conditioner
Cost $1,630 Per Year to Operate at 12 Cents KWH


Annual Cost

7 SEER Cost = $1,630
19 SEER Cost = $640

Annual Savings = $990

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