How do I know if the home I’m buying or building in Tasmania is energy efficient?

Asset Protection Building Inspections offers a high quality assessment and reporting service. We help home buyers and building professionals make important decisions about buying property, improving energy efficient and designing sustainable homes.

How do I know if my home is energy efficient?

Our experts use the latest technology to provide comprehensive assessments of your home’s energy efficiency. We can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home, whether it is an older building, a brand new structure, or still in the design stage.

How can I cut my electricity bills?

We’ll show you how to cut your power bills and enhance the comfort of your home – an investment that could increase the value of your property as well as saving you thousands in future energy costs!

How does a thermal camera work?

All objects emit heat. This heat (thermal energy) is not visible to the human eye and needs to be measured under the infrared spectrum. A thermal imaging camera measures this heat and constructs an image of the emissions.

How do I know my house has mould or rising damp?

Rising and lateral damp is a major problem in many Tasmanian buildings, especially those built on steep sites with habitable rooms below ground level. Unfortunately, many buildings are constructed with sub-standard waterproofing and drainage systems in place. Damp problems can be costly to repair, but can lead to structural damage and health issues if left unchecked. Asset Protection Building Inspections uses a combination of inspection techniques and tools to definitively determine the cause and source of moisture ingress.

How can I find leaks or blockages in my water pipes?

Thermal imaging is an effective tool to locate and check pipes and ducting for leaks and blockages. This is a non-invasive process that is used when water pipes are concealed in floor or wall cavities.

How can I stop our electrical systems overheating?

Points of high resistance in electrical circuits usually show no visible signs of malfunction – until the component fails. When an electrical system is under load, high resistance in circuits creates heat imbalances that are detectable with a thermal camera. This process of component heating can take place over a long period – early detection and identification is the most critical step in avoiding costly shutdowns and repairs or a potential fire risk.

How can I monitor for thermal electrical faults?

Thermal electrical faults can be caused by poor or loose connections, loose crimps or poor contacts. Predictive inspections of electrical systems are often mandatory in commercial maintenance programmes. Thermographic surveys are conducted when the electrical systems are operating and under load. When faults have been detected, issues can be identified and rectified once a programmed shut down has been scheduled. This will save time and money.