One of the most common uses of infrared rays is for wireless communication, such as with garage door openers, car-locking systems and handheld remote controls for televisions and other appliances. Since all objects emit some degree of infrared radiation, night-vision devices make use of their sensitivity to infrared rays to capture and transmit images when there… Continue reading Infrared Thermography
Why Home Inspectors Use Crawl Bots Crawlspace robots, also known as crawl bots or crawlers, are remote-operated, unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) designed to capture photos and videos in otherwise inaccessible crawlspaces. Although newer to the inspection industry, this technology has a decades-long history in other fields, such as space, agriculture, mining, emergency response, and military.… Continue reading Why Home Inspectoryous Use Crawl Bots.
After air-sealing your attic and basement, it’s important to check the insulation levels in your attic and add more if needed. Insulating your attic is the easiest way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and your comfort. Do You Have Enough Insulation? To determine if you need more insulation, take a look across your attic.… Continue reading Should I Add Insulation?
Balanced Ventilation System This home’s balanced ventilation system relies on an Energy Recovery Ventilator ERV tied to an existing forced-air HVAC system. Along with kitchen and bath fans, it maintains indoor air quality without compromising energy efficiency. 1. ERV intake Fresh air is drawn in through a duct and passes through the ERV’s core, where heat and… Continue reading How Clean Does Indoor Air Need to Be?
The Columbus Board of Realtors says that the housing market in the Columbus Metro Area is booming, but the number of available homes is not keeping pace with the current demand. Some buyers are waiving the purchase contract’s home inspection and appraisal clauses in this competitive market to secure a deal, even if it means… Continue reading Is it worth the risk to purchase a home after waiving the Home Inspection and/or Appraisal Clauses?