Why is Home Ventilation a Concern

Reviewed and Revised on 10/15/2013


Reasons for Home Ventilation

In days past, energy was cheap and energy efficiency was not a concern. As energy prices increased, homeowners sought to reduce costs by insulating attics, walls, and basements, which reduced large-scale heat transfer and energy loss. Recently, due to high energy costs, better materials, and better information, homeowners and builders are reducing the air leaks to reduce energy loss and and costs. In some homes, the home natural air exchange

Using Infrared Imaging to Find Home Energy Problems and Needs

Reviewed and Revised on 10/10/2013


Infrared Thermometer

Photo of an infrared thermometer

A simple way homeowners can check their homes for heat loss is with an infrared thermometer. Infrared thermometers vary in cost, but generally are around $50. Depending on the season, a homeowner can find areas in a home where air and heat are leaking. The bigger the difference between the inside and outside temperature the easier it is to detect heat leaks. The North Dakota State University …