New Construction

Property Inspections Services provides Southwest Florida builders with new construction energy inspections and certifications to promote green building practices. The standards for our energy inspections are established by the HERS Index Rating, which is a nationally recognized system for evaluating the energy efficiency of a structure. Through utilization of blower door and HVAC duct testing, Property Inspections Services has helped many builders adhere to the current energy code. Infrared Thermal Imaging provides an extra measure of in-depth analysis by revealing any invisible areas of heat loss or moisture. We also provide resources to assist in the preparation for certification tests.

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Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits New Construction

New Construction

Property Inspections Services provides Southwest Florida builders with new construction energy inspections and certifications to promote green building practices. The standards for our energy inspections are established by the HERS Index Rating, which is a nationally recognized system for evaluating the energy efficiency of a structure. Through utilization of blower door and HVAC duct testing, Property Inspections Services has helped many builders adhere to the current energy code. Infrared Thermal Imaging provides an extra measure of in-depth analysis by revealing any invisible areas of heat loss or moisture. We also provide resources to assist in the preparation for certification tests.

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*New Requirements Coming July 2017*

Blower door tests will soon be required for all new constructions.

Code Compliance Testing

In order to pass the current energy code, an HVAC test should be conducted to affirm that the ducts have a less than a 3% leakage rate. By having “substantially leak free” ducts, points are awarded towards the energy code. By tightly sealing ducts and air handlers, builders are closer to meeting energy code, and the HVAC will run more efficiently. We will diagnose steps that need to be taken to pass the test.

Starting in July of 2017, blower door tests will be required to assess the tightness at the same time as the HVAC test. We also use thermal imaging to locate any areas of air leakage and will work with the insulators, framers, builders, and other contractors to tighten the house and optimize its efficiency.

Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits Duct Inspection

HVAC Duct Leakage Test

Duct leakage can be extremely detrimental to your home and unfortunately it is very common. If you have duct leakage it is important to know right away so that you can avoid wasted energy and mold issues. Property Inspections Services uses a Duct Blaster to the HVAC duct system in order to discover the location and percentage of the duct that is leaking. It is best to seal duct leaks during the New Construction building stage but can be addressed in any age home. New building code laws will soon require all duct systems be tested for leakage until they meet efficiency standards.

Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits Door Blower

Blower Door House Tightness Test

Having a tight house is essential to the overall energy efficiency of the structure. A Blower Door is a tool used to depressurize the home in order to locate and gauge any detected leaks. After the Blower Door House Tightness Test is performed, a mitigation plan can be developed.

New Construction Certifications

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HERS Index Ratings

The HERS (Home Energy Rating Systems) Index is the industry standard in which efficiency in a building is evaluated. It is a numerical score, where the lower the number, the more efficient the building. Property Inspections Services specializes in these ratings, determined by duct and blower door testing. Our certified RESNET HERS raters will determine your score and advise steps to take.

Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits Energy Star

Energy Star Certification

Energy Star is a program founded by the Environmental Protection Agency designed to promote energy efficient appliances and buildings. This credential shows that construction meets high energy efficiency standards and Energy Star homes are in high demand. Contact Property Inspections Services to discuss if Energy Star Certification is right for you!

Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits New Construction

FGBC Green Certification

Green Building is gaining more traction every day and with it comes new certifications. FGBC Green Certification is a way to show that you are staying abreast of the latest technologies and standards in energy efficiency. Our FGBC Certifying Agents will check the required standards for sustainable building practices in Florida to issue you a FGBC Green Certification.

Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits NGBS

NGBS Green Certification

The National Green Building Standard™ Certification includes an inspection of six main components: Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Site Design, Indoor Environmental Quality, Resources Efficiency, and Building Operation & Maintenance. It is considered an American National Standard by ANSI and Property Inspection Services is an independent third party NGBS Verifier.

Tampa Florida Home Inspections And Energy Audits NGBS

Bonded Builders Residential Energy Guarantee

A Bonded Builders’ Residential Energy Guarantee is an option for owners of a home that has obtained a HERS Index Rating. It is similar to a warranty in that if the home’s estimated energy bill increases to more than 15% above the prediction, Bonded Builders will cover the additional cost.

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