The audit report recommended the usual addition of attic insulation and floor installation. The combined cost of these projects would be $3500.
Jane then asked me to follow that inspection with my Healthier Home view of the house. Her most cost effective projects to save energy and make the house warmer would be to close the crawlspace against drafts and seal the duct system at a total of $1500.
Jane skipped the installation projects and did the crawl space and duct projects instead.
Already her house is warmer, and she saved $2000 in project expenses.
My inspection also revealed an issue with the gutters and downspouts that were sure to begin to cause water damage to the house.
My inspection also revealed a significant mold problem developing in the far part of the crawl space that the energy auditor did not venture into. This surely would eventually affect her health when she moves into the house this summer.
Let’s give your house inspection that it should be getting. Let’s save dollars. Save the house and save your health. Ask for help from Rick Bayless 828-243-5192