I know everyone works very hard for their money (in order to pay the
bills), but what you don't realize is how much of your hard earned
energy dollars are actually slipping right through the cracks of your
home. Keeping your home at a comfort level (by conditioning it) can be
very costly. I know everyone would like to reduce their energy bills in
our freezing winter months and then again, in the summer cooling months?
Well, a good place to start would be a professional infrared
home-energy efficiency inspection. My infrared inspection will actually
show you where you are wasting your hard earned energy dollars, and at
the same time, I will demonstrate how you can properly seal those areas
that are pulling your energy dollars to the outside of your house.
There are many building envelope anomalies that can generate
significant heat and air conditioning loss, which causes your energy
dollars to be wasted in a not-so-tight home.
Sources of Air Leakage in a Typical Home
My infrared camera allows me to perform a comprehensive energy
efficiency inspection within your home by locating and pin-pointing
those areas where unconditioned air is infiltrating into your living
areas. Most air infiltrations are located at wall penetrations (such as
windows, doors, vents, etc), and at transition areas of fully insulated
walls, ceilings and floors. My thermal scan will identify the smallest
of insulation breaches and fissures within the concealed cavities of
your walls and ceilings. I will literally show you where you are wasting
your precious energy resources and your hard earned dollars. My IR
camera enables me to point out exactly where your costly energy dollars
are being lost. I will then assist you in determining how to properly
insulate those breached areas with minimum damage to your surfaces, so
you can get the most out of your heating and cooling systems for many
years to come.
No access to the top side of this ceiling, but infrared detects missing insulation
An infrared inspection detects a radiator conducting heat to the exterior.
During a Re-hab, infrared imaging detects missing insulation above ceiling
An infrared home energy efficiency inspection can be used to verify
problems caused by poor design, poor workmanship, or material failure.
With the ridiculously high priced heating fuel today, my energy audit
can pay for itself in as little as one year. This is the ideal
inspection to conduct for numerous situations in a typical homeâ€¦
1) Use my infrared services while Iâ€™m performing your Standard home
inspection. This valuable option is not included in my standard home
2) You can hire me immediately after completion of your newly
constructed home while the home or building is still under warranty with
the building contractor. I can also scan your new home on construction
stage inspections. (In many cases, those moisture stains on your
basement walls are explained away by the builder as "during
construction" moisture. It pays to confirm this before the builderâ€™s
3) If you own an older home that is costing you too much in energy
dollars due to excessive air drafts, I can pinpoint those problem areas
where cold air is infiltrating your living space. Then, itâ€™s best if you
contact a building contractor to upgrade those specific areas that I
will be clearly identifying throughout your home. All efficiency
information and pictures will be transferred onto a professional thermal
report for your convenience.
4) An infrared energy inspection will easily locate any missing
insulation behind your finished walls and ceilings. Then, you can
contact an insulation contractor to upgrade the areas that I will be
identifying throughout your home. These areas will also be clearly
identified on a professional energy efficiency report. During this
inspection, I can show you how you can insulate specific areas without
removing walls or ceilings.
5) I am able to detect potential mold problems behind walls and
ceilings. All moisture issues must be mitigated immediately. As I stated
previously, infrared imaging does not detect the actual Molds behind your walls and ceilings, but it will detect the issues associated with Mold build-up.
6) Infrared Thermography provides you with a unique opportunity to
assess the energy efficiency of your HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air
conditioning) systems, including the tightness of the duct work that is
located behind your walls and ceilings. In order to prevent deadly
carbon monoxide poisoning, this inspection will also test for leaks
throughout the vent pipes.
Windows look great visually, but infrared detects three thermal barrier leaks
As you can see, having an infrared energy efficiency inspection makes
it much easier to positively pinpoint problems throughout your home,
instead of simply making an educated guess without the camera. An IR
inspection also allows me to communicate my findings with greater
understanding to you (the homeowner) instead of just â€œspeaking another
language.â€ As one client had put it very clearly, â€œThis inspection lets
my eyes make sense of what my ears are hearing.â€ Now that makes perfect
The dark blue areas indicates that insulation is missing in this area
Thermal imaging pictures combined with digital photographs can
greatly enhance your understanding of just what the problem is and how
to go about having it repaired with minimum damage to the home. My final
energy efficiency report will
enhance your ability to deal directly with the contractors that may be
performing the repair work for you. All you have to do is show your
contractor the infrared energy efficiency report and they will fully
understand your issues. After your contractor completes their upgrade,
and before you make any final payment, you can then contact me to
perform a final scan to verify that all work was performed correctly.
Looks great visually, until I detect insulation defects with thermal imaging