Heat / AC Loss
Cold air entering around your windows and doors, poor or missing insulation and higher heating bills can be your first clue, but there are many other often simple repairs/improvement you can even do yourself that will cut your heating bill significantly and these areas for improvement can readily and Non-Invasively be identified via infrared energy efficiency testing. An IR energy efficiency assessment can make a big difference in the overall comfort level of your home, as well as making it more energy efficient.
CTI’s IR inspection services can show you where you can make improvements on the energy efficiency of your home or office. We specialize in locating missing and damaged insulation in walls and ceilings your heating system may not be the culprit; it could be your home feels cold and drafty due to missing or damaged insulation and air leaks. Keep in mind also that many of these types of repairs can be done yourself and done inexpensively, also we are not representing contractors or manufactures of such products so our IR testing and reports are completely impartial.
Pre-Purchase Energy Check
Never buy a house without having an Infrared inspection augment the naked-eye home inspectors’ visual inspection. 99.9% of all homes have never been checked for thermal efficiency? It has customarily been overlooked, the technology was not readily available as it is now and it was not part of the code requirements. However with the focus on Environmental Concerns, Green Building and energy conservation you would think that this critical step would be required so that you can reduce your energy footprint and save on your energy bill. Also who is taking the contractors that build these inefficient buildings and homes to task?
There is no quality control in place relative to insulation installation. Not even inspectors confirm that it is done correctly. The insulation installers are not even required to be licensed, and this is to say nothing relative to training in the installation of air barriers, thermal barriers, or heat transfer.
Infrared Energy Efficiency testing is a valuable asset; it should not be used as a sole source for determining deficiencies in a building envelope. Verifying infrared readings with moisture probes, intrusive testing, exploratory demo or other test methods is always recommended for final verification.