PCH Associates
Peter Hughes

"I speak house."
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Infrared Camera Scans
I use a high tech infrared camera as part of the Home Structural Inspection. Infrared scanning allows me to see into the walls, ceilings and floors to find:
  • Roof leaks
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Electrical shorts, and 
  • Value the insulated quality of the home.
The investment on my part for the camera was $30,000, to bring this high level of protection for my clients. 

I also issue a typewritten Structural Home Inspection Report on site at the time of the inspection.
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As a home inspector, I utilize a High Tech Infrared Camera for the benefit of my Clients to help protect their investment and the NRG cost to operate their home.  


Part of the process of being able to see into ceilings and walls is to determine ways to increase the efficiency of the

NRG used in the home.


There are some very simple and low cost things that can be done that offer an immediate NRG efficiency, and be done by the home owner.

  1. Tape the seams of the exposed duct work in your basement with special tape that can be purchased at the local hardware or home center.
    NRG savings pays for the cost of the tape
    in the first year.
  2. Exposed hot water pipes in the basement should be insulated with a foam wrap.
    NRG savings in the first year pays the cost of the insulation.
  3. Insulate the rim joist in the basement with foam board.
    NRG savings in the first year.


These are but a few suggestions to help prepare your home for the high cost of NRG during the upcoming winter months. Please give me a call if you are interested in an NRG audit of your home or that of your clients.

Know Someone Buying or Selling?
Inspecting the heating system is an important part of every home inspection.

Help them safeguard their biggest investment. 

I would appreciate your referral to clients, friends, and business associates for home structural inspections.



Peter Hughes
PCH Associates



P.S. Let me know if you would like me to give a seminar in your office. I would enjoy seeing you and sharing some advice.

If there is anything you would like to hear about, please shoot me an email or post a comment on our Facebook page.

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