Several components make up the building as a system. Building envelope and mechanical equipment must act together to form a complex environment - a single system that can produce a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for the occupants. If one component is installed improperly in relationship to the system, the building's owner pays the price in higher energy bills, reduced comfort, increased maintenance costs, reduced service life or indoor air quality problems.
Energy use accounts for nearly 14% of the average Michigan household budget. As energy costs rise and wages remain flat, consumers are becoming concerned about the thermal performance of their homes.
Energy Audits should be considered a process rather than a service. Depending on your needs, The Home Inspector General, Inc. can provide you with the level of service that best fits your budget and needs.
Effective January 1, 2007 The Home Inspector General, Inc. no longer offered structural, roofing, heating, electrical or plumbing inspections for home buyers or sellers. We are pleased to recommend Chuck Wiersum, Home Inspection Services of West Michigan for your home buying or selling inspection needs. Chuck has been inspecting properties in West Michigan for nearly 30-years.
In 1984, childhood asthma rates were 4%. By 2004, the rate had risen to 40%. The air in our homes is 5 to 10 times dirtier than the outdoors. As we develop new materials to improve our lives, we continue to bring more and more chemicals into our homes, creating a chemical soup that is damaging our children and their ability to develop normally.