Energy Assessment

Due to rising energy costs, interest in sustainability (green living) and national energy independence, there has been a surge of interest in energy efficiency. 

The first step to controlling energy use is a comprehensive energy assessment.  An energy assessment (sometimes called an energy audit, evaluation or inspection) primarily looks for ways that energy can escape a building and uncovers inefficient uses of energy. 

National Property Inspections can help by providing a comprehensive energy inspection using a calibrated blower door and infrared technology. These are the tools recommended by the U.-S. Department of Energy for a professional energy assessment.

We provide energy assessments for the following:

  • Home and condos
  • Commercial buildings

As a highly regarded inspection company, NPI is well equipped to identify specific air leaks and other energy wasters. We prepare detailed summary reports, with photos, and recommended practical solutions that many home and building owners can perform themselves to save money.

How Will NPI perform the Energy Assessment?

NPI will begin by conducting a general review of the “building envelope” -- the part of the home or commercial building that keeps the weather out and the heated and cooled air in. This includes levels of insulation, windows, basic ventilation, etc. From this information, NPI may make recommendations about how improvements can make a significant difference in your home or building's energy consumption.

Blower door technology and infrared thermography are used together to provide a clearer picture of exactly where energy loss is occurring. The infrared camera allows you to actually see heat transfer by converting the otherwise invisible infrared heat to visible light, while the blower door sets up the conditions to simulate air loss commonly found during the slightest windy days. In the hands of trained inspectors, these tools can provide valuable, quantitative information that you can act on.

What Will I Learn From an Energy Assessment?

NPI will provide a detailed report with both digital and infrared photos showing areas of excessive heat or cold entering your home or commercial building, directing you to the best places to stop these energy leaks.

Your NPI Inspector will give you suggestions for practical repairs and upgrades, which will potentially save hundreds or thousands of dollars in future energy costs.

Your report also will include specific data regarding the volume of air leaks noted in your home or commercial building, which can serve as a base for comparison to other buildings or to compare to a future follow-up test to see the improvement.

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