Home inefficiency is an epidemic. So, before buying a home in the northwest Houston area, schedule a thermal imaging inspection with Magnolia Home Inspection Services. An infrared inspection determines a home’s efficiency, which, in turn, allows buyers to better predict utility and repair expenses.
The certified inspectors at Magnolia are thorough. When we perform a thermal imaging scan, we evaluate every nook and cranny of the home to reveal invisible sources of energy loss. Some of the most commonly discovered sources of home energy loss include:
Windows and Doors
Weatherstripping serves to create an airtight seal around windows and doors. As it ages, weatherstripping becomes brittle and tears. When this happens, the quality of your windows and doors is undermined by the constant flow of air around the frame. Not only does this result in energy loss, but it also creates the potential for moisture intrusion, wood rot, and mold growth.
Heat gain and loss through windows are responsible for 25-30% of residential heating and cooling losses. Old and/or cheap windows tend to have fewer panes and lower quality glass. This, in turn, results in heat transfer directly through the glass.
Insulation is designed to trap heat in the walls and attic of the home. Over time, however, fiberglass insulation settles and becomes less effective. Likewise, roof leaks, moisture issues, and rodent infestations can damage insulation, thereby diminishing its effectiveness.
Heat and Cooling
HVAC ductwork is notoriously inefficient. In fact, HVAC systems lose approximately 25% of their energy through ductwork! Air leaks caused by improperly sealed, damaged, or aging ductwork compound this loss. Additionally, dirty filters, aging equipment, and lack of maintenance further reduce the efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system.
Schedule an Infrared Inspection
An infrared inspection is one of the most effective ways of determining a home’s efficiency. Our thermal imaging camera reveals energy loss in all of the above-mentioned areas, as well as water leaks and electrical hot spots. These issues often go undetected and can lead to high utility bills, mold infestation, fire hazards, and more, if not remedied. Be informed about the efficiency and safety of your home; contact Magnolia today at (832) 303-8048 to request a quote on a thermal imaging inspection. We serve all of northwest Houston and the surrounding areas, including Tomball, Montgomery, Conroe, The Woodlands, Spring, Cypress, and beyond.