PENNSPECT Testing & Inspection Services
PENNSPECT Testing & Inspection Services
142 Big Springs Blvd
Kunkletown, PA 18058
Phone: 570-534-5523
484-893-0711
dewey10859@gmail.com

Appointments available 7 days a week
 
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More about Indoor Quality

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Home Energy Audit

Home comfort and system performance applies current building science to address the following issues:


Efficient energy use

Efficient energy use, sometimes simply called energy efficiency, is the goal of efforts to reduce the amount of energy and cost required to operate HVAC, appliances and lighting while providing cost saving and overall efficiency within these systems.

Durability

That the improvements and or equipment upgrades are quality, and such that they will provide service in working order for a good number of years.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term referring to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, specifically as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants.

IAQ can be affected by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates or anything in a home that can induce adverse health conditions.

Indoor Air Quality is quickly becoming a concern related to health hazards that can occur from poor Indoor Air Quality than outdoor air. Using ventilation to dilution, filtration, and source control are the primary methods involved for improving indoor air quality in most homes.

Thermal Comfort

Related to temperature control within a home. Having the right temperture is not only comfortable, it is a healthy way to exist in a home. When temperatures in different parts of a home exist, there are generally issues with homes distribution system or flue system. These problems need to be considered when having an energy audit.

Indoor Moisture Sources

A cracked foundation or cracks in basement walls contribute to excessive moisture in a home. An elevated humidity condition in a home can cause a myriad of health issues. Excess humity can contribute to mold growth, which left unchecked and susequently remediated, can cause severe health problems.

A professional home performance energy audit results in home energy retrofit recommendations to improve the comfort and efficiency of the home, the most common of which include:

  • Sealing air holes and gaps in the building envelope and subsequently adding insulation

  • Sealing ducts

  • Upgrading heating and cooling systems, appliances and lighting by replacing them with energy efficient ENERGY STAR appliances or devices, compact fluorescent lamps, or LED lamps

  • Adding heat recovery ventilation or other means to control and upgrade fresh air ventilation




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