Thermal IMAGING &
Home Energy Audits
Home Energy Audits, also known as a Comprehensive Home Assessments are a whole-house approach to take the guesswork out of energy loss and comfort issues in the home. The Michigan energy audit assessment typically takes about two to three hours to complete. The assessment will entail: checking insulation levels, durability issues, gas leak detection, combustion safety testing, blower door test, thermal imaging, check air infiltration, mechanical system inspection, list of recommendations, and detailed report.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Americans spend and average of $1,300 a year on their energy bills. In addition, about 40% of a home’s energy is lost through poor insulation and air leakage. This leads to an estimated loss of $520 a year!
Even small leaks can have potential for significant energy loss. If you add up all the leaks and small holes in an average home, it could equate to leaving the window open all year long. By utilizing thermal imaging technology, The Insulation Man crew can detect with pinpoint accuracy comfort issues in your home. This takes the guesswork out of upgrading the insulation, therefore saving you money on what could be a costly home repair. By sealing up holes and cracks and adding insulation, it drastically changes how comfortable your house is.
The Insulation Man uses the most advanced thermal imaging cameras to detect problems within the home or structure. With our specially trained staff, we can take out the guesswork and find out why rooms are cold and uncomfortable, or hot and stuffy.
Blower Door Test
Our professional energy auditor uses a blower door to test how tight or how leaky a home actually is. These are some reasons for establishing the proper building tightness:
Reducing energy consumption due to air leakage
Avoiding moisture condensation problems
Avoiding uncomfortable drafts caused by hot or cold outside air leaking into the home
How They Work
A blower door is a powerful fan that mounts into the frame of an exterior door. The fan pulls air through the house, lowering the air pressure inside. The higher outside air pressure then flows in through all unsealed cracks and openings. The auditors may use a smoke pencil to detect air leaks, in conjunction with the thermal imaging camera. These tests determine the air infiltration rate of a home, revealing whether the building is too tight, or too loose.