Insulation Testing

  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Avoiding moisture condensation problems
  • Eliminating drafts caused by cold air leaking in from the outside
  • Determining how much mechanical ventilation is needed to provide acceptable indoor air quality

Natural ventilation, relying on air leakage through cracks and crevices, proves unreliable and inadequate for providing fresh air while causing discomfort and energy waste due to cold drafts and uneven temperatures.To ensure optimal indoor air quality and energy efficiency, controlled ventilation is essential. It allows for filtered and conditioned air, while preventing combustion exhaust from compromising air quality. Additionally, controlled ventilation safeguards the building's integrity by preventing moisture condensation, which can lead to mold, mildew, and structural damage.To identify and address these issues, Koala Insulation employs thermographic imaging, utilizing infrared cameras to visually capture heat patterns. This quantitative approach reveals the extent of leaks and air infiltration, aiding in the understanding of insulation's impact and facilitating targeted solutions.

Insulation upgrades and installations should be undertaken with a comprehensive understanding of the structure to ensure optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Merely placing batts or using spray foam or fiberglass fill without proper assessment can lead to subpar results.Contrary to the belief that buildings need to "breathe," sealing the building tightly is crucial for improved energy efficiency. The tighter the building envelope, the more effective the insulation becomes, resulting in lower heating and cooling expenses. Embracing this approach offers numerous benefits, including: