Home Energy Audits

Where Is Your Money Going

If you’re living in an average to large home, built more than 15 years ago, you may have seen an increase in your electric bill of a hundred dollars or more during the summer and winter months. If you’re considering an older home to purchase, energy costs should be a factor in your decision. Patriot Home Inspections has a Home Energy Audit program to determine exactly what measures could be taken to reduce the energy consumption of a home. This program can be used by existing home owners as well as home buyers, at the same time as the professional home inspection service.

Through the use of Infrared Thermography, we can scan your home for:

Roof: poor performing or non-performing roof flashing, vents, skylights, and other visible roof components which could be allowing moisture into your home

Attics: sources of poor ventilation, cracks allowing for the escape of attic heat into your living space, and other visible related items which could be contributing to higher energy costs

Interior: sources of escaping air around windows and doors, failing or missing exterior wall insulation, air flow around electrical boxes, phone jacks, and other wall opening, and other visible related items which could be contributing to higher energy costs and the overworking of your heating / cooling systems

Heating and Cooling Systems: poor performing parts within the furnace, heat pump, or air handlers, air escaping the ductwork, gas leaks, leaks in the air conditioner and lines, and other visible related HVAC components

Electrical Systems: hot spots in service entry, service panel, switches and outlets, visible wiring and junction boxes, grounding system, and other related electrical components

Basements, Crawl Spaces, and Foundation: sources of poor ventilation, cracks allowing for the escape of air into unfinished areas of the home, faulty or non-existent vapor barrier, and other items which could be allowing moisture into your home and contributing to higher energy costs

Exterior: sources of air leaks around windows and exterior doors, air leaks around siding, electrical hot spots in exterior fixtures like spot lights, lamp posts, well pumps, and other items which could be allowing air and moisture into your home contributing to higher energy costs

Many of the items found during the Home Energy Audit Inspection are relatively inexpensive to repair or replace if they are caught early. By knowing exactly where these problems are within your home, you can spend repair or home maintenance dollars wisely.

Be an informed home buyer!

If you want “Peace Of Mind” for your next home purchase, plus lots of extra value, then give Patriot Home Inspections a call Today at 843-386-9100 to schedule your inspection! Or if you prefer, you can Request An Inspection right here on our Web Site! Either way, we look forward to the opportunity of serving you and your family!