At Capture Energy, we’re not just experts; we’re energy visionaries with the superpower to see through walls! Whether you’re tackling a massive renovation or embarking on a new build, no project is too big or too small for us to handle. We use top-of-the-line equipment which means you can be absolutely confident that you’re receiving top-notch service every step of the way. And here’s where our superpower truly shines: We offer Infrared Thermography Services, allowing our Energy Advisors to see beyond what the naked eye can perceive. It’s like having X-ray vision for your home’s energy efficiency!
Picture this: our Registered Energy Advisors (REAs) armed with infrared technology, can peer inside your walls. Now, that’s not just cool; it’s downright awesome!
During a blower door test to assess the air leakage in your home, our expert REAs might spot an air leak but can’t always pinpoint its source immediately. Enter infrared technology, the ultimate detective. With it, our REAs can identify elusive air leaks by detecting streams of cooler air that would otherwise remain invisible. Suddenly, potential issues become glaringly apparent and remarkably easier to fix.
But that’s not all. Infrared offers a wealth of benefits. It can uncover the source of moisture lurking within your walls. This is especially crucial when dealing with mould or water leakage. In cases of prior water damage, infrared can assess the extent of the damage without the need for extensive wall demolition. In homes where insulation levels are uneven, it can spot the areas lacking proper insulation, ensuring your home becomes evenly insulated and airtight.
As climate change’s impact becomes increasingly evident, the demand for energy-efficient homes has skyrocketed. Federal and provincial governments are stepping in with grants and rebate programs to motivate homeowners to embrace greener living. So, team up with our Energy Advisors, and let’s embark on a journey to create an energy-efficient home that’s not only cozy and healthy for you but also a powerful ally in saving our planet. Together, we’ll turn your home into a sanctuary of efficiency and environmental stewardship.
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What Do Energy Advisors Do?
Natural Resources Canada Certified Energy Advisors are with you every step of the way during your home building or renovation project. Energy Advisors first input a designer or architect’s plans into Natural Resources Canada’s energy modelling software, Hot2000. Using this software, Energy Advisors can give you recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of your home. Additionally, Energy Advisors can give you multiple possible scenarios to meet various levels of BC Energy Step Code, or other criteria required by your municipality, in a cost-effective way.
As you begin to take steps towards applying for relevant Building Permits, the paperwork can be a headache. Luckily, Energy Advisors are skilled at preparing some of the documents you need to submit for a building permit. These include Report Details Compliance Path, Building Assemblies, Systems, Predicted Energy Consumption (GJ/year), Step Code Compliance, and many other optional certifications.
As you begin to see your project come to life during the building phase, Energy Advisors can work with on-site building crews to ensure your home is sealed to proper air-tightness standards. This can be done through a Pre-Drywall Airtightness Test for Homes (PATH), using a large blower door. The results of the blower door test are recorded, and Compliance Sheets for Insulation Inspection are submitted, if required.
Once your new home is completed, an Energy Advisor will return for one last time to take a final look and complete the final blower door test and record the results. Your Energy Advisor will then create a House Performance Report and provide a copy for a building inspector, if required. Finally, your Energy Advisor will certify your home with Natural Resources Canada and provide you with an Energuide Rating Sticker through Capture Energy’s affiliated service organization.