Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > Specific Inspection Topics > Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits

Notices

Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits Contains discussions about thermal imaging, infrared cameras, energy audits, and more.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 8/10/17, 8:51 PM
Ryan Olson's Avatar
Ryan Olson Ryan Olson is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Crestwood, KY
Posts: 59
Default Is there demand for Energy Audits?

I'm trying to gauge demand for Energy Audits (more specifically- SouthEast region). Is there demand and is it profitable?
I would like to get some feedback on cost of start-up equipment, profitability, liability... from those of you who offer this service.

From the brief research I've done it appears the insulation contractors handle this in my area. Talk about "conflict of interest".

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Feel free to private msg me.

Ryan
Reply With Quote
Need a home inspection in Maine? Check out InterNACHI's listing of Maine certified home inspectors. Or, find a home inspector anywhere in the world with our inspection search engine.
  #2  
Old 8/10/17, 9:01 PM
Roy D. Cooke, Sr's Avatar
Roy D. Cooke, Sr Roy D. Cooke, Sr is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Brighton, ON
Posts: 25,726
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

Many have tried them I see very few are being done .
Frequently I see equipment for sale
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 8/11/17, 3:16 PM
Nick Gromicko, CMI's Avatar
Nick Gromicko, CMI Nick Gromicko, CMI is online now
Active Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Nederland, Colorado
Posts: 59,826
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

The DOE has mentoring all screwed up right now. We have to first help them fix that.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 8/11/17, 4:12 PM
Charley L. Bottger's Avatar
Charley L. Bottger Charley L. Bottger is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: North Central Okla
Posts: 10,008
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gromicko View Post
The DOE has mentoring all screwed up right now. We have to first help them fix that.
Fix is what we do to cats and dogs its going to need more than fixin



http://www.oklahomathermalinfraredimaging.com/
http://www.freedomexpressinspections.com/
Master HVAC Mechanic Retired
Level III Thermographer # 8486 Infraspection Institute
CMI Certified Master Inspector
Residential/Commercial Inspections
Moisture Intrusion Expert Witness
Okla State License # 130
580-268-3340
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 8/12/17, 12:57 PM
John McKenna, CMI's Avatar
John McKenna, CMI John McKenna, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 15,552
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

Your gov't tax dollars at work.




Thermal Imaging Video For Inspectors

John McKenna, CMI,
Building Science & Certified Level II Thermographer
InterNACHI's Thermal Imaging Instructor
Master Inspector Certification Board

InfraredClass.com - For Home Inspectors

Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 8/12/17, 8:32 PM
Chuck Evans, TREC 7657's Avatar
Chuck Evans, TREC 7657 Chuck Evans, TREC 7657 is online now
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Stagecoach, TX
Posts: 7,876
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolson View Post
I'm trying to gauge demand for Energy Audits (more specifically- SouthEast region). Is there demand and is it profitable?
I would like to get some feedback on cost of start-up equipment, profitability, liability... from those of you who offer this service.

From the brief research I've done it appears the insulation contractors handle this in my area. Talk about "conflict of interest".

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Feel free to private msg me.

Ryan
There was some demand for it back in the Obama days when energy costs skyrocketed and there were free handouts (e.g., the "cash for caulkers" boondoggle). I did some of the training and was going to pursue it, then discovered that the government program resembled a pyramid scheme more than anything else and I did not relish spending my time counting pot lights and plugging data into a program that gave stupid advice and made outlandish claims.

I quickly decided that I wanted no part of the scheme. That was some years ago, but I somehow doubt things have improved much.



Chuck Evans (TREC #7657)
Level III Infraspection Institute Certified Infrared Thermographer (#8402)
HomeCert Houston Home Inspections & Thermal Inspections Find us on Facebook
Houston Thermal Inspections & Infrared Imaging Find us on Facebook
TheWoodlandsHomeInspection.com


Houston, TX
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 8/13/17, 2:10 PM
Ryan Olson's Avatar
Ryan Olson Ryan Olson is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Crestwood, KY
Posts: 59
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

Sounds like it may not be profitable right now...
I want to offer another service. I've had my doors open for 4 yrs now. Steady inspections but looking for another income stream. Already do Radon. Any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 8/13/17, 2:17 PM
Roy D. Cooke, Sr's Avatar
Roy D. Cooke, Sr Roy D. Cooke, Sr is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Brighton, ON
Posts: 25,726
Default Re: Is there demand for Energy Audits?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rolson View Post
Sounds like it may not be profitable right now...
I want to offer another service. I've had my doors open for 4 yrs now. Steady inspections but looking for another income stream. Already do Radon. Any suggestions?

What we did when we got this way was raise our prices worked less made more money .
Others on this board have said they too liken the working less and Making more money .
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 1:41 AM.
no new posts