This inspection determines major areas of energy use and waste and suggests improvements to save you hundreds of dollars annually in utilities, and to help protect the environment. For more information on energy evaluations and how to save heating costs in homes, check out this interactive video via the CBC featuring Gerry Locke and Brad Dunn from AmeriSpec NL.
Blower Door Tests
A blower door is a powerful fan that attaches to, and seals a door (typically the main entrance door to the home). It then blows air into and out of the house to pressurize or depressurize the home. The inside-outside pressure difference will cause air to force its way through any cracks in the building thermal envelope. Measuring the flow rate at the specified test pressure indicates any leaks within the envelope.
An infrared inspection is a powerful, non-destructive, and non-invasive means of diagnosing the overall condition of a home. The infrared camera detects infrared energy well before it can be seen with our eyes. A trained thermographer can assist in identifying active moisture issues, electrical hot spots, missing insulation, and areas of heat loss.
EnerGuide Ratings System (ERS) for New Homes
Through a standard measure of energy performance, an EnerGuide rating shows you and future buyers exactly how energy efficient your home really is. The rating is calculated on standard operation assumptions so you can compare the performance of one house against another.