Thermal Boundary Inspection
Part of the Energy Compliance Testing, ENERGY STAR Certified Homes, HERS Modeled Home, Home Energy Evaluations Inspections
The Thermal Boundary Inspection, also referred to as the thermal envelope, restricts or slows the flow of heat from conditioned to unconditioned spaces.
Conditioned space consists of:
Any living area of the home. Examples are living room, kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms.
Unconditioned spaces consist of:
Any non-living areas of the home. Examples are a garage, most attics, and most crawl spaces.
As part of the Thermal Boundary Inspection, Momentum will physically review both the conditioned and unconditioned spaces. While inspecting current insulation levels in each of these spaces, special focus is given to areas historically known for leakage: the knee walls, attics, crawlspaces, bonus room walls and windows.
Momentum will also review the home’s ventilation along with common air leakage sites such as staircases, chimney chases, recessed light fixtures, plumbing and electrical penetrations, and possibly framing details. This process ensures the homes overall health and comfort.