Home Inspection Pricing

Current Pricing for BPE Home Inspection Services Ā  BPE Home Inspection Price List_2 4...
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Gas Leaks Oh My!

Gas Leaks Oh My!
Ā  We began checking for gas leaks around 6 years ago when we first became BPI certified. We were currently working for a Natural Gas utility offering audits to some of their customers and then bringing in contractors to do improvement measures. We were shocked to find gas leaks everywhere we looked! We use a Bacharach Leakator Jr. and have been very pleased with its accuracy! We on average find gas...
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This is what happens when ...

This is what happens when you do not put an actual drain on a heat pump’s drain pan in the southeast.
So my parents just had their first forced air system installed about a year ago. They had been surviving with a woodstove and window units for AC. The system they got has had a few glitches that I hope are not typical for the HVAC industry. For example, no float switch was installed in the drain pan - and the drain pan was not plumbed to actually drain. So after a couple of months of summer I...
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Why Do Commercial Building...

Why Do Commercial Buildings Have Such Crappy Air Barriers?
I simply do not understand what Architects are thinking when they design attic insulation systems that are suspended in mid-air! I just went to a local brand new building that is burning through 450 gallons of propane per week! I just knew that they must have gas leaks. As it turns out they didnā€™t. The problem turned out to be a missing air barrier in the attic. I have always been fascinated how...
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Master the Blaster!

Master the Blaster!
We have been teaching classes on how to do Duct Testing for about 9 months now. Out latest version of this class is Master the Blaster! We spend an entire day learning theĀ process of duct testing to meet the NC 2012 Building Code, (half classroom and half in the field with hands-on. We demonstrate Retrotec and Minneapolis equipment so students can try before they buy. The NC Wx agencies are now being...
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Welcome 2013!

Welcome 2013!
Greetings friends!Ā  BPE would like to wish you a successful and happy 2013.Ā  To start things off right watch a cute video we made for you!...
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The BPE Building Analyst a...

The BPE Building Analyst and Envelope 2013 Training Curriculum have just been released!
After months and yes even a year or two, BPE is happy to announce the release of Ā its latest BA & EP Training Curriculum. The update has lots of new bells and whistles including: ASHRAE 62.2 slides and worksheets, a new and improved CAZ Combustion Safety Guide, new videos, demonstration software, new photos, and more!...
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The NEW BPE Website is Fin...

After many months of hard work and dedication - our new website is finally up and running. It is exciting as we get to share lots of cool new resources with the world. These include videos, articles, technical info, marketing strategies, and more. Like us on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.Ā  Check out this new video that gets the message...
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Residential Whole House Ai...

Residential Whole House Air Leakage Control Installer (RWHALCI)Ā This is the entry level certification for BPI. The class is mostly hands on with lots of props that teach you how to air seal and insulate buildings effectively and safely. Some of the skills taught include: air sealing, fire protection (building dams around flues and can lights), spray foaming, and dense-packing insulation in walls. Personal...
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Air Conditioning & He...

Ā  The A/C & Heat Pump Professional (AC & HP) -Ā This class is invaluable Ā to be capable to get the best performance out of your air conditioners and heat pumps. System design using the ACCA Manuals and other industry best practices is a central theme to the class. Some other great skills taught include : testing for Total External Static Pressure (TESP), measuring total system air flow,...
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