The European Commission has welcomed the final format of this latest “clearer” energy efficiency labels, including home appliances to help customers make better-informed buying decisions and save money in the long run. The five product collections of home appliances with “regraded” labels include washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators, driers, lamps and digital screens including television screens and digital signage displays.
The 1995 labels could award a product with an A for high efficiency, or an F for low productivity. In theory, average products were deemed to earn a C. However, because appliance manufacturers would object vociferously to any merchandise sporting a “C” label, the strategy began raising the grades. Labels of A+, A++, and A+++ were included, and before long, no appliances were making a “C,” and a “B” was being viewed as a failing grade.… Read More
Thermal cameras are important in building inspections. These sophisticated cameras see in a way that human eyes cannot. They create images of the world around them via a heat signature. It is not an image of temperature, but it is thermal energy image. Warm areas and warm bodies stand out against a colder environment. Hot areas glow yellow or even white. The hotter the area, the brighter the image.
These images can offer important information when it comes to heat leaks and electrical issues within a building. Heat leaks are a problem for energy and heat efficiency. A building with poor insulation and heat efficiency can lose a lot of heat through roofs and walls.
The problem areas show up on these images, so surveyors or inspectors gain a clear idea of the situation. Inspectors can even use their smartphones for inspections ThermalCameras.guide has a great review of the Compact XR smartphone thermal camera attachment. We will discuss this compact … Read More