In 2007, Google deployed a fleet of vehicles with roof-mounted cameras, which allowed them to provide its “Maps” users with detailed street-level images of neighborhood roadways around the world.
The concept of using vehicles equipped with cameras paved the way for a revolutionary startup company by the name of Essess to recently unleash a fleet of vehicles with roof-mounted thermal imaging cameras that create accurate heat assessments of homes and buildings.
Founded in 2011, the company has assessed more than 4 million homes and buildings in cities across the United States, in order to curb excessive energy loss; which is something we all know accounts for wasted dollars.
Not Your Average Home Energy Audits
Traditional home energy audits, which are typically offered by many power companies, are comprised of a visual inspection that identifies energy hogging appliances, leaky windows, doors and air ducts, as well as missing insulation materials and more.
A drive-by energy audit, however, utilizes a high-tech method that focuses on a building’s envelope in order to provide utility companies with a lot of information about thousands of homes in the time it takes to complete one home. Information received is said to very specific for each home analyzed.
Potential clients will be presented with detailed information regarding any leaking windows or doors, faulty air ducts, areas lacking the recommended amount of insulation materials for that size home, and other useful information so that they can make an informed decision.
Efficiently Saving You Money
Taking the necessary steps to curb any energy loss within your home can save you as much as $600 a year according to U.S. Department of Energy – this is not accounting for the many federal tax credits that may be available to you. For more information on available energy efficiency tax credits, click here.