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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.
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