COMMUNITY FORUM

aeads

06:13AM | 01/25/01
Member Since: 01/24/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
what whould you look under the yellow pages for a buisness that comes to your home and looks through a special camera to see wear you need more insulation or caulking any idea how much they charge

J. Allen Crowl

03:47PM | 01/25/01
Member Since: 12/30/00
4 lifetime posts
Infrared imaging is the process you are looking for and it is a specialzed event. You might have to call to a bigger city and start asking contractors if they offer that service.

Jim

PattyB

04:25PM | 01/25/01
Try contacting your local electric supplier. They should be able to refer you to someone who can perform this service for you. There is a definate advantage in that if your electric co. gives out referrals, you can be assured they are a reputable company.

stevewatr

06:49PM | 01/21/02
Member Since: 01/20/02
2 lifetime posts
Another great test is one involving a "blower door". This is a test where they come install a special temporary door and attach a huge blower to a duct in it, then they **** the air out of your house, or blow air in to create high negative, or positive pressure to test for air leaks around all areas of your house. Check out: http://www.epa.gov/hhiptool/
There is lots of great info on there about saving energy in your home. Some of these goverment agencies, and/or utility companies may even pay the cost of having such tests done in your home. See this page: http://www.epa.gov/hhiptool/envelope.html#insulation
Here if you scroll down you can see a tech doing a blower door test.

rpxlpx

04:24AM | 01/22/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I've heard of universities doing free "appraisals" of the energy efficiency of a home. Might be worth checking in your area.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you are interested in more about historic homes, consider: 10 A-Frame Homes That Deserve A+ New Look (and Life) for... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2