Thermal Inspections + Energy Audits

Home Energy Audits

Home energy audits are detailed examinations of a home to determine:

  • Where and how energy is being lost.
  • Those systems in the home that are operating inefficiently.
  • The types of cost-effective measures that can be put in place to make the home more comfortable, affordable and energy efficient.

We will conduct diagnostic testing with specialized equipment to measure air leaks and reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.

Benefits of Home Energy Audits

Among the many benefits of home energy audits are discovering why a home may be:

  • Too hot in summer and too cold in winter.
  • Suffering from moisture problems or air leakage.
  • Costing its owners too much money to run.

Home energy audits identify a home’s energy problems and present its owners with cost-effective solutions to those problems.

Did you know that an energy audit could reveal hidden problems in a home, such as mold or mildew?

WHAT IS THERMAL IMAGING?

Detecting temperature/heat with an infrared camera

Road Runner Home Inspections of Albuquerque is trained and certified in the use of infrared cameras.

A normal camera takes pictures from visible light. An infrared camera constructs an image using infrared radiation (temperature/heat). The cameras simply allow us to see surface temperatures of building materials. The larger the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the more accurate the reading will be. This is known as the Delta T. All materials have a different thermal mass (the amount of time an object can heat and cool), this allows an infrared camera to locate moisture problems on a surface that may not be readily visible, or has been covered up by an unscrupulous seller.