Duct System, Chases and Vents
Your A-Pro inspector understands that efficient operation of a home is important. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the typical duct system loses 25-40% of the energy used for heating and cooling. Installations where ducts are routed through hot attics, as is often the case in residential homes, lose significantly more energy. Poorly installed and sealed ductwork can be one of the biggest causes of home energy loss.
Your A-Pro inspector inspects and reports on the ventilation system. Good ventilation yields a healthier living environment, as it reduces the accumulation of offensive and/or toxic fumes. Inadequately sealed ducts and return registers can allow unconditioned air to enter the system and conditioned air to leak out, significantly affecting comfort and heating/cooling costs.