General Home Inspections
Home inspections are visual examinations of a house and property. When performed by our qualified professionals, they include a thorough visual inspection of the structure inside and out, from foundation to roof. Such examination covers all major systems, an objective evaluation of the condition of more than 400 items and a printed report of all findings and potential concerns. Our professional and knowledgeable home inspectors can make you feel far more secure about your purchase or selling decision. Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors - www.cahpi.ca
The AmeriSpec Experience
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Commercial Building Inspections
This includes inspections of apartment complexes, motels, office buildings, retail stores and warehouses. The inspection evaluates the major systems of the property and the visible structural components; it also catalogues the type and condition of HVAC equipment.
Thermal imaging can help reveal problems concerning moisture (which could lead to mold and rot), electrical system hot spots, deficient insulation, deficient heat/AC and duct system, structural issues, plumbing leaks, roof leaks and more.
This inspection will determine the major areas of energy use and waste in your home. The Energy Evaluation will suggest steps to take that could save you hundreds of dollars annually in utilities and help you do your part in protecting the environment.
EnerGuide Ratings System (ERS) for New Homes
Through a standard measure of energy performance, an EnerGuide rating shows you and future buyers exactly how energy efficient your home really is. The rating is calculated on standard operation assumptions so that you can compare the performance of one house against another.
Pool & Spa Inspections
This review includes a visual examination of a spa/pool installation. We will inspect the pool equipment, electrical supply and pool line. The equipment is run, except for the pool heater if the pilot is not lit.
This inspection, done mostly in rural areas, is a limited sampling of certain water systems and components using normal operating controls. The purpose of the inspection is to provide you with information concerning the water quality of the home at the time of the inspection.
Indoor Air Quality Survey
As your home deteriorates, its condition can dramatically affect the quality of your indoor air. During an Indoor Air Quality Survey, we evaluate your home’s condition and make recommendations on how to improve your indoor air quality.
Done mostly in rural areas, the system is evaluated for evidence of above ground septic breakout. Without a test, clear failure of the septic system is the only evidence of problems as most components are underground.
Wood Energy Technology Transfer is a visual examination of wood burning appliances – fireplaces, wood burning stoves, etc. – and all visible components. Our inspectors verify proper installation and clearance of combustibles and associated venting equipment.
Union Gas Home Energy Rebate Program
The time to act is now.
With the Home Reno Rebate Program through Union Gas, you could save up to $5,000 on home renovations until December 31, 2017. Homeowners will even be refunded the cost of the Energy Audit. Take a look below for the information you need and what areas are served.
You’ll need to:
- Call AmeriSpec at 1-888-516-6337 before starting your upgrades to complete your pre-renovation energy assessment
- Review your assessment and renovation options with your energy advisor
- Complete at least two of the eligible renovations
- Call your AmeriSpec Energy Advisor to complete your post-renovation assessment
You qualify if you:
- Heat your home with oil, propane, or natural gas
- Own the home where the upgrades take place
And you must:
- Do an energy assessment both before and after your renovation
- Complete at least two eligible upgrades (our Energy Advisor will provide recommendations)
Additional communities served and their surrounding areas include:
- Mt. Forest
- Owen Sound
- Parry Sound
- North Bay
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Thunder Bay
Visit www.uniongas.com/homereno today for full details.