What is a home inspection

Infrared Inspections and Audits Detect Inefficiency

DMR Property Inspections Inc. offers both infrared thermography and energy audits as a means of determining where your energy inefficiencies are in your home. We can help you identify problems and take care of them, whether it’s because you’re preparing to sell your property, or because you want to save energy yourself. To get started, just contact us today.

Infrared Thermography

Thermographic imaging cameras are used to detect temperature variations related to heat and moisture along building surfaces. Anything with a temperature above zero emits heat. The camera detects this heat and creates a thermal image based on that information. By examining the thermal image, the home inspector can assess what is potentially going on behind building surfaces.

Problems which can be detected include:

  • Inadequate, damaged, wet, or nonexistent insulation.
  • Heating and cooling losses.
  • Air duct leaks.
  • Plumbing leaks.
  • Water and moisture intrusion, which could lead to mold.
  • Abnormal heat from an appliance or electrical system.
  • Structural defects.
  • Unwanted animals or pests.

Early detection and repair of any of the above problems can help you to save money and prevent extensive damage being caused to your home.

Energy Audits

An energy efficient home is more comfortable, cost-effective, durable and has a higher resale value. An energy audit will give you a detailed outline of your energy use.

Energy audits include:

  • A basement-to-attic assessment of your home’s insulation, heating and cooling systems, appliances and other energy uses.
  • A “blower door” test to detect air leaks and drafts.
  • An Energy Efficient Evaluation Report specific to your home with an energy rating and practical recommendations for improvement. The report shows how much energy you can save by making improvements, and how much your energy rating will improve.

An energy audit can help you to save money and the environment.

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